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Re: gzip security update



jdow wrote:
> Does anybody other than me think it is a little peculiar that there
> was a listed update for gzip today that has an earlier version number
> than the one from the second?
> 
> gzip-1.3.5-7.1.fc5.i386.rpm    October 2
> gzip-1.3.5-7.fc5.i386.rpm      October 10
> 
> Did somebody screw up the version numbering?
> {^_^}

No, they changed the "epoch" in the version string so they could release
a version based on a more stable release (with all the patches they
needed).  See the announcement on the Fedora Package Announcements list.

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