> 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  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