IMPORTANT: Who holds dpkg responsibility now?
I ask because another developer whose name I have forgotten and I have
made various fixes for epoch handling so that it actually seems to
work, and I think it is very important to see these make it into the
distribution (especially back into rex) SOON.
I don't want to step on anyone's (Heiko's?) toes, but I think these
changes are very important (there are at least two packages which need
*** I will release dpkg-188.8.131.52 with all epoch-bug-smashing
patches integrated unless I hear from someone with authority or a
good reason I shouldn't before this Saturday ***.
For the nonce, I've got the binaries I generated (with the patched
source) available at ftp://debian.med.miami.edu/pub/mdorman/ named
dpkg-184.108.40.206.1 to reflect its totally, utterly, absolutely un-official
I would be curious to hear peoples experiences with it. At the same
location people can get a copy of the zlib binaries I build with the
modified tools---it uses an epoch in order to get around the
dpkg/dselect perception that it represents a downgrade from version
1.03, when in fact it is later, but the numbering scheme changed
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