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add warning about ":" in directory names

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: add warning about ":" in directory names
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 00:48:54 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

I installed this:

2006-06-01  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * doc/autoconf.texi (File System Conventions): Warn about ":"
        anywhere in directory names.

--- doc/autoconf.texi   31 May 2006 20:20:13 -0000      1.1032
+++ doc/autoconf.texi   1 Jun 2006 07:47:24 -0000
@@ -10947,7 +10947,9 @@ the following:
 Also, file names should not begin with @samp{~} or @samp{-}, and should
 contain neither @samp{-} immediately after @samp{/} nor @samp{~}
-immediately after @samp{:}.
+immediately after @samp{:}.  On Posix-like platforms, directory names
+should not contain @samp{:}, as this runs afoul of @samp{:} used as the
+path separator.
 These restrictions apply not only to the files that you distribute, but
 also to the absolute file names of your source, build, and destination

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