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

On Thu, 08 Feb 2018, Ian Campbell wrote:
> Is it also the case that today we implicitly require that all versions
> used in a source package name's history are unique even once the epochs
> are stripped off (e.g. a given $upstream-$debianrev must be unique and
> not differ only in the epoch)? If so then should policy say that
> explicitly and/or should lintian check/warn if it isn't?

Yes. Please file bugs for this. :)

Note however that such a lintian check should not consider changelog
entries indicating another source package name.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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