On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 13:52 -0500, Elliot Lee wrote:
Inter-repo wars are going to exist whether or not Fedora chooses to
epoch - they have no bearing on this decision.
Non-zero epochs are very inconvenient for 3rd party packagers in
general, and especially those who need versioned dependencies and try to
achieve cross-distro specfiles. It's not only "inter-repo"; think
"upstream", non-FOSS vendors etc.
Yeah, those aren't necessarily the primary target group for FC/FE, but
we have a simple, documented workaround that does not make our life
harder, and certainly does make someone's easier, so why not apply it?
Epochs may also cause nasty surprises even inside a single repository.
They just aren't prominent enough.