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Re: Debian part of a version number when epoch is bumped




On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 01:37:43PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 05:06:00PM +0100, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> >> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 10:43:17AM -0500, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> >> > and the version number issue is only an Ubuntu-specific problem (given
> >> > that the original 1.0.51-1 was superseded in 2006).
> >> 
> >> I agree this is an Ubuntu issue with their infrastructure.
> >
> >I disagree - reusing file names with different contents in a
> >Debian-format archive is IMO always wrong regardless of the time elapsed
> >between uses - but it's unlikely to be worth arguing.
> 
> Agreed 100%. This continues to cause problems for other consumers of
> the Debian archive, not just the Ubuntu infrastructure.

BTW, making epoch part of the filename was rejected by the debian
archive admins: https://bugs.debian.org/645895

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