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Re: Upload getting lost

On Sat, Apr 15, 2006 at 03:54:27PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Lionel Elie Mamane <lionel@mamane.lu> writes:

>> As other people have pointed out later in the thread, my point was
>> that I was _not_ having an epoch with dots in it; my version string
>> was 0:1.2.7:1.2.8-1, which is explicitly allowed by policy (if there
>> is an epoch, then the upstream version can contain a colon.) and
>> parses as:

>>  - epoch: 0
>>  - upstream version: 1.2.7:1.2.8
>>  - Debian revision: 1

> I hope you are aware that dpkg (correctly) takes no epoch as an
> implicit epoch of 0.

Yes, that's what policy says the epoch semantics are.

> Apt on the other hand (wrongfully) tracks explicitly if you have not
> epoch or an epoch of 0.

Crap. :-( I forgot to remove the explicit zero epoch from my next
upload. Are you telling me that if I leave no epoch in my following
upload, apt won't detect it as an upgrade? That would be unfortunate.

> So better use an epoch of 1 to avoid this bug.

I kinda hoped I wouldn't have to keep an epoch forever...


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