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Re: Bumping epoch and reusing package name "elisa"

Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de> writes:

> For me this concern is about asking upstream for a change that is caused
> by something more or less Debian-internal - although other distributions
> might have that issue as well. So it should rather be handled inside
> Debian.

> And I subscribe to that position.

Upstreams are going to vary a lot here.  For example, I as upstream would
be happy to bump a version number for a similar problem in Red Hat, since
meh, I don't attach a ton of significance to version numbers anyway as
long as they go up and vaguely follow semver.  (The only thing that would
give me pause is going from a 0.x to a 1.x version number, since that
carries some more semantic weight.)  But I could see some people being
irritated by the request.

I think there's no substitute for knowing upstream and having a feel for
how they'd react.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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