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




Philipp Kern writes ("Re: Debian part of a version number when epoch is bumped"):
> On 09.02.2018 17:02, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> 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?

Quite apart from the filename issue, using +really means you get to
leave the mistake behind.

Ian.

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