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Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R

On Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:42:29 +0600
Andrey Rahmatullin <wrar@wrar.name> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 12:33:15AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > > Thanks for trading the R release cycle with Debian's and for
> > > delaying the release. The harm has already been done, so somebody
> > > should probably go and create a transition tracker for it?
> > 
> > Rather than accept the harm, surely the release team could simply roll
> > back the upload in some manner?
> Only by uploading older versions with bumped version numbers, and that
> still will cause testing and unstable to have different binaries.

That is why we have epochs - an epoch is ignored for the purposes of
the binary packages, see zlib1g and other packages using epochs. The
existing tools have sane support for epochs, exactly to avoid these



dpkg -l | grep ':'

The version currently in wheezy could be re-uploaded with a single
change to the changelog to start using an epoch and using the version
string currently in wheezy for the post-epoch string of the new version.

If wheezy had foo 1.2.3-1 and unstable 2.0.0-1, the epoch version of
1.2.3 would be 1:1.2.3-1 which is newer than 2.0.0-1 but be compatible
with 1.2.3-1 already in wheezy.


Neil Williams

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