[pacman-dev] Misleading info when epoch is used
ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Tue Dec 7 17:55:50 EST 2010
> In fact I don't like neither force nor epoch. Epoch is just a version
> prefix, why don't we let the packager to workaround this (KISS)? We can
> introduce a new separator (now we have one: '.'), for example '#', and
> let the packager define his favourite pkgversion (maybe epoch in mind),
> like "1#0.6.2a-2". Epoch just complicates code and leads to "wtf"
Well, of course a new separator is not necessary, packager can do
everything with '.', e.g. he can use "18.104.22.168a-2". It is just more
readable to the user (and the packager). The key here is that epoch is
no more than a simple version prefix, and I think it is needless to
introduce %EPOCH% database field etc.
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