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Re: Epoch + snort sponser



On Tue, 10 May 2005 12:34:17 +0300 (EEST), Panu Matilainen wrote:

> On Tue, 10 May 2005, Daniel Wittenberg wrote:
> 
> > The new snort RPM's are about ready, but am wondering about stripping
> > the Epoch out.  I've noticed when I build RPM's without the Epoch then I
> > can't simply 'rpm -Fvh' the rpm, it doesn't see it as an upgrade.  If I
> > put the Epoch back in the spec then it'll update just fine.
> >
> > Ideas on how to safely get rid of the Epoch?  Or am I just stuck with it
> > there forever?
> 
> A non-zero Epoch can never be removed (without breaking upgradability, as 
> you just noticed :)

A zero Epoch cannot be removed either due to above problem with rpm -Fvh,
as we've experienced very early thanks to Ville (bug report in
bugzilla). But the issue was not considered important enough, and nobody
complained loudly when all zero Epochs were removed within devel CVS.


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