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Bug#891216: Requre d-devel consultation for epoch bump

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> We had another thread on debian-devel recently, in which it once again
> became evident that epochs are misunderstood.  Epoch bumps should be
> rare and there are often better solutions.  I suggest that we should
> ask people to consult debian-devel.
> Also we should encourage the +really convention rather than epoch
> bumps.

Without taking a position on epochs...

I find the existing use of the debian-devel list in policy strange, and
am unenthusiastic about expanding it.  It's not a "must-read" list for
debian contributors, and it is (or was, last time I subscribed) an
extremely noisy forum.  I concede that your proposed use of the list is
consistent with existing ones.


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