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


On Fri, 2018-02-23 at 13:26:01 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 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.

I also ended up writing a new dpkg FAQ entry, given that thread:



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