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

Philipp Kern <pkern@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On 09.02.2018 18:20, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Philipp Kern <pkern@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>>> But how is that better than using an epoch? I fully understand why
>>> Ubuntu has to use this scheme because they can't use epochs. But we
>>> can.  Why isn't this a legitimate case to use one?

>> Ubuntu can use epochs.  Neither Debian nor Ubuntu can have two deb
>> files that generate the same filename (which doesn't include the
>> epoch).

> If Ubuntu uses an epoch without Debian following that decision, they can
> never sync with Debian again, increasing the maintenance burden
> indefinitely. That's the origin of the various +really versions there.

Oh, apologies, I misunderstood.  Yes, indeed, Ubuntu can't use an epoch
independent of Debian for a package also in Debian.

Russ Allbery (rra@xxxxxxxxxx)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>