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Re: Improve the way rpm decides what is newer



On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 18:07 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 08:16:39 -0800, Adam wrote:
> 
> > I was going to suggest what seems an obvious alternative way to do what
> > Christian wants, without changing anything in rpm. Instead of:
> > 
> > foobar-1.0-1.fc12.x86-64
> > 
> > have:
> > 
> > foobar-fc12-1.0-1.x86-64
> 
> Insufficient. 
> 
> Making %dist most-significant is only sufficient for ordinary %dist
> upgrades, but doesn't replace everything %epoch is needed for: fixing
> issues with upstream versioning schemes, reverting accidental upgrades,
> resetting %version as a result of software project splits.

I didn't mean it as a replacement for epoch, I meant it as a way of
handling the initial problem. Of course, it has problems in that regard
too, which is why I don't actually support doing anything like this.

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Adam Williamson
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