On Martes, 7 de mayo de 2013 22:55:39 Matt Zagrabelny wrote: > Hello world, > > I've grepped the d-d list, but didn't find any threads regarding > fixing epochs in package versions. > > First, is there a consensus or quorum that believes that unnecessary > epochs is undesirable? > > If so, could we add a field to debian/control such as > "Supersede-Epoch". If set to 'yes', then dpkg considers this package > to have an epoch of infinity for version comparisons. After the next > stable is released with this version of the package, then the > maintainer could remove the control line "Supersede-Epoch" so that > epochs and dpkg behave as before. > > Comments appreciated. > > -mz What if between the time you supersede in unstable and it disappears with oldstable (several years after) you need again to create an epoch? Regards er Envite ------------------------- A: Because it breaks the logical flow of discussion. Q: Why is top posting bad?
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