[aur-general] VCS PKGBUILD and Pacman 4.1: increase epoch?

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 10:05:10 EDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Cédric Girard <girard.cedric at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> I was wondering, as I am updating my PKGBUILDs to use the new VCS
> features of pacman, if this specific case need an epoch increase for
> those packages.
> Packages version were generated from the date (eg 20130401) and thus
> will probably be bigger than new versions from the tags (eg
> Thus an epoch increase should be needed to have a
> correct behavior.
> But it seems most packagers are not increasing the epoch as they are
> switching to this new versionning scheme.
> Is there a recommendation on this?
> --
> Cédric Girard

Yes, the correct thing to do would be bumping epoch for every new release
of the PKGBUILD.

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