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Re: terminology and the hierarchy of releases



On Feb 10, 2004, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva (aoliva redhat com) said: 

>> I think such an obsoleted package could be a nice thing to have in the
>> installer, on updates: the installer would install it (to clean up old
>> packages) and then remove it at the end of the installation, such that
>> the package wouldn't prevent the installation of the removed package
>> again.

> Then, you install your own version of said package, and then upgrade to
> the next OS version, which has to carry the same obsoletes. Oops,
> it just got removed again. :)

See the bit about limiting the Obsoletes by version numbers or ranges.

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