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Re: Downgrading a package to get it into upcoming release

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 09:24:30AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, Antonin Kral wrote:
> > Epochs as well as +reverted will definitely work but looks a bit too
> > hackish to me.
> Epochs have been designed precisely for this. It's not hackish... but they
> are somewhat ugly and some users do not understand them.

imho epochs are intended for dealing with new versions that don't sort
properly compared to previous versions, not for forcing users to downgrade
their packages to a previous version, which could cause data loss and other
non-fun stuff.


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