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Re: On disttags



On May 19, 2004, Rex Dieter <rdieter math unl edu> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On May 19, 2004, Rex Dieter <rdieter math unl edu> wrote:
>> 
>>> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>>> 
>>>> How about foo-1-3.fc3 and foo-1-4.fc4
>>>> How do I issue an errata for fc3?
>> 
>>> foo-1-4.fc3 (which is still smaller than foo-1.4.fc4)
>> But this breaks foo >= 1-4

> I don't follow.  How exactly does it break?

Your foo-1-4.fc3 won't contain the change made in 1-4.fc4, that
is required for FC4, but must not be present in FC3.

If a package requires foo >= 1-4, it's safe to assume that it requires
that change, and 1-4.fc3 won't have it, so things will break.

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}



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