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Re: epoch fix?

Hi Wookey,

Wookey <wookey@wookware.org> writes:
> +++ Jonathan Nieder [2013-05-07 16:14 -0700]:
>> It makes sense for Debian, too.  Epochs were invented to handle
>> changes to the version numbering *scheme*.  They work well for that.
> This is true. It would be good advice somewhere to sugest that if
> using a date-based packaging scheme, to prefix it with 0. i.e
> 0.20130215

I note that that date-based version even with a 0. prefix still fails to
work with the subsequent 0.6 from your example.

~ (tilde) with it's magic negative sort order, does work however:


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