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Re: yum trivia question



Tom Horsley wrote:
When running a yum update, I watch lots of lines something
like this scroll past:

update : somepackage-someversion...

But sometimes it says something like:

update : 2:somepackage-someversion...

What the heck does the 2: prefix on the package name mean?
(or 1: or whatever digit it prints - it varies).

Its the "epoch" number of the version numbers. Basically any version with a bigger epoch is more recent than one with a smaller epoch. In that way, changes in versioning can be kept track of.


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