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Re: Improve the way rpm decides what is newer

On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 18:03 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> Remember that you need to consider %epoch in any explicitly version
> Requires/BuildRequires/Obsoletes/Conflicts, too.
> Requires: foo > 2.10
> would become what to get accurate? And considering upstream's versioning
> scheme flaw where 2.3 followed 2.20. Once you add a kind of Epoch to
> that dependency, you don't want it to update often, as every bump of
> an Epoch-like value can invalidate a versioned dependency. Nasty.

good point.

in other words, as we've been saying all along, this kind of change is
just going to cause lots of pain for a gain that could more properly be
made otherwise, so let's not do it.

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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