waste of time ( file path length in .deb package.)
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Bart Martens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 20:43 +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 6:35 PM, Bart Martens <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 17:46 +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> > > > Hi there,
> > > >
> > > > After reading the documentation of 'man deb' I cannot see any
> > > > reference to any arbitrary length for filename in a deb package. For
> > > > instance I have filepath (including sub directories) that reach ~100
> > > > characters. the tar format completely support that, but I am having
> > > > some weird issue on my debian etch amd64 box. I have created a package
> > > > where all files with long filepaths simply don't get installed (while
> > > > being accessible using ar xvf + tar xvfz data.tgz).
> > > >
> > > > Let me know if this is a known issue.
> > >
> > > Please consult the "Debian bug tracking system".
> > wow ! Thanks, may I ask what you did during the 1s you spare not
> > copy/pasting the bug number.
> I don't know any relevant bug number.
> > You're loosing everyone time:
> > - mine (obviously)
> > - yours in answering such a lame response
> > - anyone else that will find my post after a google search
> Please don't blame me for any waste of time on debian-devel. My reply
> to you was a private e-mail, meant to suggest you to consult the bts to
> see whether your problem is a known issue.
Please accept my apologies, I kindda got very upset when I realized
this issue (real problem for me right now).
I'll open a bug report. Meanwhile you can test this package, which
contains two files: do_not_install_me.txt and install_me.txt.