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RE: Limiting package Name: field to explicit character set

From: Wichmann, Mats D <mats.d.wichmann@intel.com>
Date: Mon 05 Jan 2009 - 18:05:24 CET
Message-ID: <FE028D69955796489B510CE43DBBE80310EC2998@rrsmsx503.amr.corp.intel.com>
rpm-devel-owner@rpm5.org wrote:
> This off-hand comment regarding Mandriva DUDF -> CUDF
> translation needed by the Mancoosi project reminds me
> of a design mis-feature in RPM:
>
>> - package names: they should match the naming convention we
>> discussed, i.e., only lowercase characters, numbers, dashes or
>> pluses [1] or dots (see section 3.2.2 of D5.1, and in particular the
>> definition of type "pkgname")
>
> With the possible addition of '_', that is an unsuprising set
> of characters to limit package Name: fields to explicitly (i.e.
> cause rpmbuild to fail with characters not in the permitted set).
>
> Its really silly that consensus on an obvious "standard" needs
> to be attempted for RPM in 2009 imho. But better late than never ...
>
> Are there any objections if I limit the characters permitted in Name:?
>
> 73 de Jeff

Well, there sure are a lot of current packages out there
with uppercase characters in the name....
Received on Mon Jan 5 18:08:53 2009
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