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Re: Package names - Just Wondering



Markku Kolkka wrote:

> Steven Stern kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika perjantai, 26.
> kesäkuuta 2009):
>> Updating       : 1:cpuspeed-1.5-9.fc11.i586
>>
>> Why are some packages named like that?  Is the "1:"
>> meaningful?
> 
> It's the epoch number, and it's the most significant part of the
> package version number. I.e. a package with
> epoch:version-release of 2:0.0.0-1 is considered newer than
> 1:999.999.999-9. Epoch 0 isn't displayed, that's why only some
> packages (with epoch >=1) show those numbers.

What I wonder is why it's using that 1:cpuspeed-1.5-9.fc11.i586 format. 
cpuspeed-1:1.5-9.fc11.i586 would seem more logical to me.

        Kevin Kofler



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