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



On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:09:11 -0700 Blake Barnett <shadoi@nanovoid.com> babbled:

> 
> 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
> >> repositories.
> >
> > 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.

eh? if you were both on the same epoch - your version should take precedence -
why are you at 2 if debian is at 1?

> >
> > 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!
> 
> -Blake
> 
> 
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