[Fedora-packaging] PackageNamingGuidelines comments

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Thu Feb 24 19:39:52 UTC 2005

> > However, the existence of this special case above doesn't prove that epoch
> > is bad or the wrong way to handle things. It's important to keep the users
> > in mind - their package searching and updating lives would be made a lot
> > easier if the Version: is as close to upstream whenever possible.
> But epochs make it even more confusing for "the users", since they're a)
> arbitrary and b) mostly invisible.

to be fair- yum lists epochs if they exist and are non-zero.

So a user listing his/her local packages using yum will see them.

they may not know what they mean - but they'll see them.



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