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Re: Debian part of a version number when epoch is bumped

Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 03:23:14AM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
>I wonder where this representation of "epoch" as a "stigma" comes from.
>They're a part of a version number. They're as much a stigma as the "57"
>in "libavcodec57". What's the big deal? Just use it if you need to, and
>be done with it.
>There's really really really nothing wrong with using an epoch. If some
>of our (or someone else's) infrastructure has issues dealing with them,
>then that's a bug in the infrastructure and we should fix it. But nobody
>should be afraid of using an epoch when the upstream version number
>changes incompatibly, because *that's what they're for*.

That's exactly my thought, yes. It's just a version number...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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