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Re: Debian part of a version number when epoch is bumped




On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 10:19:25PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 12:28:54PM +0100, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 08:37:44AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > I disagree - reusing file names with different contents in a
> > > Debian-format archive is IMO always wrong regardless of the time elapsed
> > > between uses - but it's unlikely to be worth arguing.
> > 
> > Do you happen to know what was the reason somebody way back in time
> > decided to not consider the epoch in the filenames?
> 
> My understanding is that it would have caused some kind of problems for
> common operations at the time involving things like tar, but I'm afraid
> I forget the details.  Ian Jackson would probably know ...

You can't put a : in a filename on a FAT filesystem.

J.

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