Re: epoch fix?
* Michael Biebl <email@example.com>, 2013-05-08, 23:39:
Why would adding an epoch cause the need for adding the epoch in the
build-dependent packages ?
Because otherwise these build-dependent packages will not bring the
version they actually need?
You know, what build-dependencies are for.
I know what build-dependencies are for, thank you. :-) The question
is why epoch would need more updating of Build-Depends than with the
"really" approach. I'm missing Michael Biebl's point.
*sigh* Is that really that hard to understand?
Sorry, but this is not helpful.
Let me try to explain where the difference lies. Consider the following
sequences of uploads:
Two kind of "bugs" in (build-)dependencies on these packages could
"foo (>= 5)" doesn't guarantee you that you get upstream version 5 or
later. You need to use "foo (>= 1:5)".
Similarly, "bar (>= 5)" doesn't guarantee you that you get correct
upstream version. You need to use "bar (>= 6)" or something.
No big difference here.
"foo (>= 6)" doesn't guarantee you that you get upstream version 6 or
later. You need to use "foo (>= 1:6)".
Such mistake couldn't possibly happen with the epoch approach.
"bar (>= 6)" does the right thing.