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Re: Provides/Obsoletes question

On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 06:22:57PM +0200, Lubomir Kundrak wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 18:14 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> > Additionally, "<= 0.11-2" is insufficient since 0.11-2.fc8 is
> > "higher" due to the %dist tag.
> Exactly!
> This is not the first case of this. Please _never_ write Obsolete tags
> that contain "<=". This doesn't play well with dist tags and removes the
> possibility of updating the package in older releases. Avoid this
> useless construct in case you want to see your fedora being updated
> cleanly with yum :)

At least "<= 0.11" would be better, as this covers all "releases", but
in many cases the version/release of the package that is obsoleted
does not matter at all, you just want to obolete something else.

In RHEL5 (probably also in Fedora), pidgin obsoletes "gaim < 999:1"
(epoch 999 !!!).  If someone can explain me why this is better than
just obsoleting "gaim", please tell me.  IMHO, this only makes sense
if a "gaim >= 999:1" might ever exist.  I don't think so :-).

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