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Re: Bug#574956: dpkg drops zero-epoch in status file

On Mon, 03 May 2010, Florian Weimer wrote:
> But I think all implementations (except an obscure Ocaml one) agree on
> the first equality.  Leading zeros are not significant here.
> On top of that, dpkg's epoch comparison algorithm yields different
> results on different architectures, and does not actually implement
> what is specified in policy.  This has been known for a while.

Do you have a pointer? Can you record this as a bugreport if there's none
on this topic?

The "epoch comparison algorithm" is a simple integer comparison so I'm not
sure what difference we can have.

Since I'm not sure what kind of difference we're speaking about I don't
know whether dpkg has to be fixed or the policy.

Raphaël Hertzog

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