Re: PRE Version numbers
In Mon, 15 Jan 2001 08:17:27 +1100 Hamish Moffatt <email@example.com> cum veritate scripsit :
> There is a lot of fear of epochs among debian developers, most of
> which is unfounded IMHO. The main disadvantage is that the epoch
> number is not included in the .deb filename, so the only way
> to extract the full version number is with dpkg.
Hmmm.. that's news to me.
gcj_1%3a2.95.2-20_i386.deb = gcj 1:2.95.2-20
It just slightly harder to parse because we can't use ":" in the
filename, that's all ?
Epochs aren't *that* evil, IMO.
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