setup and colons in filenames

Jon Turney
Thu Oct 26 17:49:00 GMT 2017

On 26/10/2017 18:42, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Jon Turney writes:
>> This seems a really odd thing to do, as we've no idea about the
>> dependencies of these packages, so installing them is unlikely work
>> well.
> This particular code path was vetoed from getting thrown out last time I
> worked in that area since it would break long-standing expectations
> w.r.t. local package archoves that have no setup.ini or even *.hint.

Can we have a link to that discussion, please?

>> I'm kind of tempted to remove this mis-feature.
> In a properly maintained mirror or local archive it is a mis-feature.  I
> was told not everyone wants to have to do the extra steps of doing that
> maintenance.  At least if we detect what should be a proper package repo
> we don't additionally look at all the files anymore.

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