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Re: A word on the Evils of Epoch



On Sat, 2006-01-28 at 12:38 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> In the process of doing a mass rebuild here of all extras packages for
> current devel/fc5 under mock I ran into an interesting issue: 
> 
> The following packages were released at some point with a "Epoch: 0"
> set. If you have EVER release a package with an Epoch, you need to
> keep that around forever after if you expect updates to work. 
> 
> This is due to the fact that a package with a Epoch of 0 is always
> considered to be newer than a package with no Epoch at all.

This is not true anymore, and hasn't been since rpm 4.2.1.  

Paul


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