Re: kernel-image and epoch
> > If you have to package something which is version "X" pre, using
> > something like "X-0.1.pre" as the version number is much better than
> > using "Xpre-1" and then having to use an epoch for 1:X-1.
> This is a matter of opinion. There is no technical difference.
I disagree. In this case, the kernel-image-* packages are often built by
users. Since the annoyance of using an epoch is greater than zero,
there *is* a technical difference (in the sense that this annoyance
*may* be avoided by technical means).