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

On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 04:02:42PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Philipp Kern writes ("Re: Debian part of a version number when epoch is bumped"):
> > You say upstream version. But I'd say that rollbacks are exactly that: 
> > reuse of a different epoch with the same upstream version. Like what 
> > happened to imagemagick multiple times.
> I don't know precisely what you mean by "rollback".  If you mean
> "change our mind about uploading foo new upstream version 3, and go
> back to foo upstream version 2", I would not encourage use of an epoch
> for that.  I would upload foo version "3+really2".  This is ugly but
> fits much better into everything.

That said, even if you did use an epoch in this situation, it shouldn't
cause a problem that you're reusing the *upstream* part of the version,
because the contents of that tarball will (one hopes) be identical.
You'd just need to make sure that the Debian revision isn't reused.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]