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Re: kernel-image and epoch

Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:

> On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 01:23:48PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > 
> > Actually, it's in the packaging manual:
> > 
> >    Note that the purpose of epochs is to allow us to leave behind
> >    mistakes in version numbering, and to cope with situations where the
> >    version numbering changes. It is not there to cope with version
> >    numbers containing strings of letters which dpkg cannot interpret
> >    (such as ALPHA or pre-), [...]
> Well let's just say that I don't particularly agree with this passage.
> Epochs are not evil, they're just part of the version numbers.

It doesn't matter whether you agree with it or not.  You have to abide
by it or seek to have it changed, not just go your merry way and do
whatever you please.

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