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Re: watch files and weird version numbers

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> Slap upstream for having broken and confusing version numbers. Dpkg will
> not understand that, either, as will many users who do not bother to
> read the upstream web pages.

In a related problem, I'm packaging the latest version of gtklp at
1.0c. My earlier package is 1.0 but using version 1.0rel (I was stupid,
but I think I should have slapped upstream earlier for using a very
inadequate versioning scheme). How do I set the version for this
package? Should I use an epoch, like 1:1.0c, so gtklp in sid can show up
as 1.0c before testing as 1.0rel?

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