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Re: Version naming

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Version naming
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:47:08 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> As a result, on the Debian side, each major increment does represent
> more work: increased load on the mirrors, administrative overhead of
> package migrations, removals, etc.

The real underlying cause is dpkg's inability to handle simultaneous
installs of different versions of the same package.  As a result, you
get more work, as you point out, and I can't easily keep around all the
versions I'd like to keep.


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