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Re: kernel-image and epoch

Brian Mays <brian@debian.org> wrote:
> version is in its own package with its own unique name).  For packages
> in general, however, using epochs creates a mess, whereby one quickly
> ends up with a version number like 24:3.7-1.  This kind of thing should
> be avoided.

Why? What's the technical reason?

> Personally, I consider using epochs to handle pre-releases to be poor
> technique.  It can be done in a much better way.  Epochs should be
> reserved for their intended purpose.

IMHO epochs are there so that we can augment dpkg's version ordering
since it can never be perfect.  And prereleases are something that
it doesn't do right now.
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