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Re: xorg from 1.0.1-9 to 1.0.1-9.fc5



On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 11:49:27PM +0200, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
> Running yum update today on my fc5 x86 system I see that it wants to
> upgrade xorg-x11-server-Xorg from 1.0.1-9 to 1.0.1-9.fc5.
> Quering the changelog of the proposed update rpm file, after simply
> downloading it, I get:
> * Mon Apr 10 2006 Ray Strode <rstrode redhat com> - 1.0.1-9.fc5
> - Fix small overflow that causes crash on vt switch on ppc.
>   Patch by David Woodhouse (bug 187083).
> 
> * Wed Mar 15 2006 Ray Strode <rstrode redhat com> - 1.0.1-9
> - CVE-2006-0745 (bug 185084)
> 
> Is the "fc5" postfix to tell that the update is only needed for a
> particular architecture or what does it mean? In that case why does
> yum try to update it anyway on x86?

Well, "fc5" is "Fedora Core 5". I notice you use the exact same abbreviation
above. :)

There's no real standard for how updates like this are numbered/labeled;
"-9.1.fc5" might have been more clear.

In any case, "9.fc5" sorts as higher than "9", so RPM knows it's a new
version.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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