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Re: epoch fix?



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
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