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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Tom \spot\ Callaway wrote:
On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 16:59 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:

For what its worth, I agree. Epoch in the file name is a bad idea.

Why do you think it's bad - because of the ':' used as separator, or
"just because" (epochs are evil and all that)?

Currently you can store different versions and releases of a package
within a directory without them clashing - why is it ok for packages with
different epochs to clash in that situation?

Well, using : as a separator seems like a bad idea, but I really don't
want to encourage epoch use. Its a last resort hack to fix a broken
package when there is no other way to ensure safe upgrades. If new
packagers start seeing it show up in a far more visible way, people will
think that they need to use it by default.

If limiting visibility of the epochs is the argument, then why is it ok for end user tools such as pirut (not to mention yum itself and all related tools) to show them?

	- Panu -

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