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[bug#51985] lint: Adjust patch file length check.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#51985] lint: Adjust patch file length check.
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 14:08:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)


Vagrant Cascadian <> skribis:

> With:
>   commit bdf5c16ac052af2ca9d5c3acc4acbc08fd9fdbea
>   Author: Ludovic Courtès <>
>   Date:   Tue Nov 23 09:06:49 2021 +0100
>     maint: "make dist" builds tarballs in 'ustar' format.
> It seems like this actually needs even further updates, as that should
> allow for a much longer file length in general (although a little
> difficult to figure out the exact file length allowed).
> And then the corresponding test suite will need changes as well...

I think independently of the switch to ustar, it’s a good idea for ‘guix
lint’ to warn about long patch file names, but to warn a bit less
frequently than today.

In that spirit, your patch is still relevant and worth applying IMO.



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