Bug#33618: multiple* packagess insist on dpkg upgrade
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Andy Mortimer writes ("Re: Bug#33618: multiple* packagess insist on dpkg upgrade"):
> > Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> > > I notice that the
> > > --assert-working-epoch
> > > option was added in the NMU series, but not filed as a bug, so it
> > > wasn't in my tree.
> > >
> > > I've added it now (I've already fixed, I think, the bug that it refers
> > > to).
> > Just checking: you mean you've added/will add the option to the
> > version of dpkg in Hamm, so I can close this bug? Otherwise, I can
> > reassign it to dpkg, or whatever you think best! ;-)
> No, I'm not going to add it to the dpkg in hamm because hamm does not
> exist any more.
It exists until the last person upgrades it ... ;-)
> You're confused, I think.
> I'm referring to current dpkg development.
Erm ... perhaps I am. I was thinking of bugs #33619/#33626, from
(IIRC) the same submittor, who was talking about the problems with
--assert-working-epoch in the *Hamm* version of dpkg making it
impossible for people to upgrade svgalib; this seems to be the same
bug as 33618, although I don't have the logs handy. I therefore read
your statement as saying that you were going to fix the version in
Hamm; I'm not on top of things enough to know if there's a
"hamm-updates" lying around somewhere!
So long as the most recent versions of dpkg support this option
correctly, I guess there isn't a problem after all! (Anyone upgrading
to the Potato svgalib should have recent dpkg, or they won't get very
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