[[PATCH setup] 0/3] Prepare for colons in version numbers

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Fri Oct 27 19:27:00 GMT 2017

Ken Brown writes:
> A future version of setup might allow version numbers of the form
> e:v-r, where is an epoch.  Currently setup doesn't parse these
> correctly when reading installed.db.  In case ScanFindVisitor is used,
> there is an additional problem in reading filenames containing colons.
> The reading is done by Win32 functions, and the illegal characters
> like ':' aren't translated.

I don't really think it's worth anybody's while to introduce support for
a feature (epochs) that everone else decided should not be used.  Do we
really want to use epochs and what for?

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