Packaging question

Peter (Ubuntu List) ubuntu at
Sat Sep 15 23:13:17 UTC 2007

Gerald Dachs wrote:
> Am Sat, 15 Sep 2007 15:55:43 -0400
> schrieb "Peter (Ubuntu List)" <ubuntu at>:
>> The old version has a version as 1:2.1.1, my version is a 2.2 but
>> because of the 1: in front of the earlier version that one seems to be
>> preferred.
> In rpm packages the Number before the ":" is the epoch, I am not
> sure how it is named in debian packages. But it seems to be the same,
> look here
> in
> paragraph 5.6.12. You have to use the same
> epoch and a higher version or a higher epoch for you package, to get
> choosen. If you don't use the epoch, then it is 0 and is not shown.
> Hope this helps
> Gerald
I previous versions of the package, before I started packaging it for
myself, there was also a period where they used the 1: and then moved on
to something without the 1:

So there must be something that can enforce an update

Peter van der Does

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