Package name separators

Miles Bader miles at
Tue Jul 25 00:54:08 PDT 2000

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> FWIW, Debian has used [an underscore] to seperate the packagename,
> version and architecture for ages.

Right, I know.  My question is why doesn't the LSB use underscores,
since hyphens (as the LSB docs currently seem to specify) seem more

What does RPM use?


p.s. Is the best place to post a question like this?  The response has
     not been, um, overwhelming...
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