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Re: Improve the way rpm decides what is newer



On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 11:31:27 -0500, Tony wrote:
>
>> On 09-11-21 06:40:45, drago01 wrote:
>>  ...
>> > You misunderstood me, I was not suggesting adding another epoch but
>> > simply bump the %{epoch}  for every release.
>>
>> If this were really important to do, just putting the release first in
>> the version would take care of it without dragging in Epochs.
>
> That's %build number (= super-Epoch) style:
>
>  1-2.10 < 2-2.10 < 3-2.10 < 4-2.20 <  5-2.3 (!)  < 6-2.31 < 7-2.40
>  ... [a year later] ... 1337-3.0 < 1338-3.0 < 1339-3.10
>

This has the same effect as bumping the release tag on every update
and not resetting it to 1 on upstream releases, and make the Release
tag take precedence over the Version tag. Wasn't this proposed before?

Orcan


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