❦ 14 février 2018 15:15 -0500, Michael Stone <mst...@debian.org> :

>>In the example above, while in Wheezy, the dependency was perfectly
>>correct. It became wrong because of the epoch bump (for no obvious
>>reason). For software we distribute ourselves, this change can be caught
>>at some point before the release (or by automation, like you suggest),
>>but for people packaging stuff outside Debian, this can be far more
> It isn't clear how getting rid of epochs would prevent crazy
> versioning. You'd have just as much trouble with
> 1.8-really1.7-again1.8-fooledyou1.7

But they don't stay forever. They may never appear in a release.
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