when not to use an epoch and how to avoid a sync

Luke Faraone lfaraone at ubuntu.com
Sun Jun 5 11:54:49 UTC 2011

On 06/05/2011 04:52 AM, Alberto Milone wrote:
> I don't plan on syncing my package with the one in Debian as, put
> simply, they are too different in scope and it's just a coincidence that
> now they share the same name. This is why I decided to use an epoch
> instead of having something as 20110426+1+really0.2.x (which, in this
> case, I found unnecessarily ugly).
> Furthermore I knew that Steve Langasek had already blacklisted
> nvidia-common and, in the light of these facts, I made my choice as a
> maintainer and upstream author.

While you may not be planning on syncing these packages, if anybody else
decides to down the line, we will have to get Debian to add a epoch or
forever be doing merges in Ubuntu.

Luke Faraone;; Debian & Ubuntu Developer; Sugar Labs, Systems
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