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Re: epoch fix?

[Alberto Garcia]
> I was unaware of this thing and I'm sure I'm overlooking something,
> so can someone give a simple example of actual problems introduced by
> using epochs?

One real problem is that epochs make it easier to introduce human
error in specifying reverse runtime and build deps.  E.g.:

    # in stable
    Package: libfoo-dev
    Version: 1:1.4.1-1

    # in unstable
    Package: libfoo-dev
    Version: 1:1.5.5-2

    # in unstable
    Package: bar
    Build-Depends: libfoo-dev (>= 1.5)

The 'bar' maintainer intended to require the unstable version of
libfoo-dev, but in fact the dependency is satisfied from stable as

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