[Fedora-packaging] Using self-Obsoletes instead of Epoch bumps?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Jun 21 17:27:49 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 19:06 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Has anyone ever experimented with or considered using self-Obsoletes as
> an alternative to Epoch bumps using plain rpm CLI and various
> depsolvers?
> Assuming there's a finite and known set of "supported" packages, listing
> all of them as an explicit, exact (note: always "=")
>     Obsoletes: %{name} = $v-$r

well to make it catch older ones you'd need <= $v-$r

and at that point wouldn't the package be obsoleting itself b/c of the
version confusion?


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