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

Am 14.02.2018 um 16:08 schrieb Andrey Rahmatullin:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 01:57:16PM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
>> It's not only an infrastructure problem. If you Depends on X (>= 1.8),
>> this will be true with X 1:1.6 as well.
> Or with 1.8+really1.6.

But this problem will fix itself (after a release cycle at most). An
epoch stays around forever.

From personal experience I've seen enough packages which declared a
dependency on libfoo-dev (x.y) and forgot the epoch.
epochs in library packages are extremely bad and should be avoided at
all costs.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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