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Re: gcc 3.2 epoch?

Miles Bader <miles@lsi.nec.co.jp> wrote:
> They're also a tiny bit of arbitrary state, which is a bad thing --
> really you ought to be able to recreate a functioning debian package
> from just the upstream source; epochs prevent that.

You can't just create another Debian package from upstream source.
You'll have to at least consider the maintainer scripts from the
old package.

IMHO epochs are just fine, although they could be made a bit MORE
prominent so that people don't miss them in versioned dependencies.
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