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Bug 692774

Summary: [Future EAPI] Less strict naming rules for files in updates directory
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects Reporter: Ulrich Müller <ulm>
Component: PMS/EAPIAssignee: PMS/EAPI <pms>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: esigra
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Bug Blocks: 174380    

Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-08-23 16:00:55 UTC
Naming rules within the updates directory are currently:
"It contains one file per quarter year, named [1-4]Q-[YYYY] for the first to fourth quarter of a given year, for example 1Q-2004 or 3Q-2006."

This is rather strict and won't allow to change to a different (e.g., monthly or yearly) naming scheme. Also, I don't see why we would need that restriction in the spec.

Therefore, I'd suggest to update the rules for EAPI 8, along these lines:
"All files in this directory will be processed, unless their name begins with a dot. Any subdirectories will be ignored."