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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 13:51 +0100, Laurent Rineau wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 November 2007 12:30:19 Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 13:10 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > >> gimp-2:2.4.1-1.fc8.x86_64
> > >
> > > -1
> > >
> > >> The epoch is the most significant factor in version comparison, might as
> > >> well show it...
> > >
> > > with this queryformat people now will start bitching on why they can't
> > > find a file of this name - the same applies to "all small letters file
> > > names".
> >
> > I'm changing the default filename too to match this, for this very reason.
> Please no. Do not use ":" in filenames. It will prevent a simple backup to a 
> FAT filesystem.

I was going to argue that this is about as bogus argument as saying that
we should limit rpm filenames to 8.3. Now I realize that some people,
mostly those without their Fedora boxes connected to Internet,
occassionaly have to download packages on Windows machines in thier
schools, etc.

What's the status of ':' support in windows? Is it possible to use those
characters on NTFS? The file name if a package is not important, unless
you let rpm satisfy dependencies, does it? What happens when you attempt
to download a file with a colon in name in Windows -- does it replace it
with some other character?

If only a dash for chosen as an epoch separator instead of a colon...

Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)

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