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Re: call for epoch (was Re: Bug#915553: ITP: pd-csound -- Csound external for Pure Data)




On Tue, 2018-12-04 at 23:22:19 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> There already is an epoch, you can't remove it.  On the other hand, with the
> damage already done, there's little reason not to bump it.

I think this is a misconception. It is true that any possibly ugliness
will not go away, and increasing it does not make it substantially
uglier. But epochs have the same functional bad effects regardless of
a pre-existing epoch, so the fact that there is one already is no good
excuse to just bump it.

  <https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/FAQ#Q:_What_are_version_epochs_and_why_and_when_are_they_needed.3F>

In this case though, I think it was certainly appropriate.

Thanks,
Guillem