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Re: Versioning unversioned packages

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 02:59:08PM -0700, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> Yeah, FreeBSD have an 'epoch' setting, too, but it doesn't make it
> right - both of them look butt ugly, and they both use different
> syntax :(.
> We did talk about this a few years ago, and I disliked the thing then.
> Unfortunately, time hasn't mellowed me in this regard - I don't see
> that there's a use for it, and we've managed to come 19 years without
> having it up until now, and the wiz/schmonz approach seems to work
> fine, so I'd be against any "epoch" addition.
> Regards,
> Alistair

We have an epoch in OpenBSD as well, you guys are the last ones out there 
without one.

It did also solve issues like having to go backward when a specific version
turned out to be non-functional as a dependency for other stuff....

I don't like weird symbols either, we simply append v0, v1... for the EPOCH

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