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Re: [PATCH] Extend the code to ignore junk files

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Extend the code to ignore junk files
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:56:31 -0400

On Tue, 2008-04-15 at 14:32 -0400, Chris Knadle wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 April 2008, Robert Millan wrote:
> > This has the side-effect that Linux images whose name ends with ~ are
> > excluded, which is probably not that uncommon.  E.g.
> > /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24.foobar~
> >
> > Is this really what we want?
>    I don't know of any localversion policy requiring that the last character 
> not be a tilde character.  However, I can say that 'fakeroot make-kpkg 
> kernel_image' fails at the very last stage during making a .deb if the last 
> character in the localversion ends in a tilde.  i.e. you can't build a 
> kernel "the Debian way" that has a localversion ending in a tilde.

Let's remember a simple rule: "be liberal in what you accept and
conservative in what you send".  Unless we know that the tilde is used
for junk (i.e. kernels that nobody would want to boot), let's accept it.

Pavel Roskin

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