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Re: [E-devel] Larger diff against CVS concernig autofoo and debian/*

On Oct 24, 2006, at 11:48 AM, Michael Jennings wrote:

On Tuesday, 24 October 2006, at 10:48:16 (-0700),
Blake Barnett wrote:

And even still, it shouldn't matter.  If people are going to change
their source for the packages (especially going to the main
repository), they need to remove all the packages from conflicting

Then why did you put the epoch in there to begin with?  Might it have
been to easily override/replace the packages from other repositories
without as much manual intervention?  Hmmmm....  :-)

We did it because it was a support nightmare to explain why the main repository packages always took precedence, even though their version was lower. It "works as expected" for users this way.

Now people start to see why cAos policy forbids epochs.  Epoch is like
suicide:  it's a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Bow down to him! Bow down to the almighty mej in all his profound glory! Hallelujah!