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Re: Epoch?



--On Saturday, January 04, 2003 9:57 PM -0600 Joe Cooper <joe@swelltech.com> wrote:

A package with an epoch trumps a package with a lower epoch, or no epoch,
even if all other version information indicates a newer package is being
replaced.

Don't use it.  (Just a humble opinion.  Red Hat uses it pretty frequently
without too many disastrous results.)

It exists to deal with broken version information in the original package, like the Perl renumbering of the minor version mentioned here recently.






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