> However, the existence of this special case above doesn't
prove that epoch
> is bad or the wrong way to handle things. It's important to keep the users
> in mind - their package searching and updating lives would be made a lot
> easier if the Version: is as close to upstream whenever possible.
But epochs make it even more confusing for "the users", since they're a)
arbitrary and b) mostly invisible.
to be fair- yum lists epochs if they exist and are non-zero.
So a user listing his/her local packages using yum will see them.
they may not know what they mean - but they'll see them.