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Old 11-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Colon in version number (debian)


I have no clue what a colon (":") in a version number of a debian package means. For example, list of my packages says 1:7.3+15 on the xserver-xorg.
Old 11-13-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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That is an epoch to help override another version of the package that would otherwise supersede the epoched version.


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