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Re: repotag in EPEL



Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Fernando Lopez-Lezcano schrieb:
>> [...]
>> AFAIK repotags have not caused technical
>> problems when used, they _have_ been useful, and they work now.
> 
> repotags are part of the release and as such they influence the
> version-comparison when rpm determinates which rpm package is the
> newest. Some people call that a "technical problem".
> 
> In other words: the repo with the "highest" repotag wins:
> 
> [thl notebook ~]$ rpmdev-vercmp 0 1.1 5 0 1.1 5.at
> 0:1.1-5.at is newer
> [thl notebook ~]$ rpmdev-vercmp 0 1.1 5.at 0 1.1 5.epel
> 0:1.1-5.epel is newer
> [thl notebook ~]$ rpmdev-vercmp 0 1.1 5.epel 0 1.1 5.rf
> 0:1.1-5.rf is newer
> [thl notebook ~]$ rpmdev-vercmp 0 1.1 5.rf 0 1.1 5.zzzzzzzzzz
> 0:1.1-5.zzzzzzzzzz is newer

That doesn't fly with me.
Compare that with the repotag-less situation of each repo providing packages
with *identical* EVR's.  Which is worse?

-- Rex



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