A package does not install in Windows, but it should

Miles Gould miles at assyrian.org.uk
Thu Jul 4 13:17:16 CEST 2013

On 04/07/13 11:27, Daniel Díaz Casanueva wrote:
> OK, thank you for your respense, Gregory. That was the whole problem and
> now it is fixed.
> Just for the sake of curiosity, why is that name (with any extension)
> not allowed in Windows?

It was used to refer to serial ports under DOS, and Microsoft have a 
particularly paranoid approach to preserving backwards compatibility:


[who is now trying to remember when he last owned a computer with a 
serial port!]

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