[Fedora-packaging] Removing all zero epochs from spec files in devel branch

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Mar 3 18:11:41 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 13:11 -0500, Cristian Gafton wrote:

>Plus, all current versions of rpm should deal with this issue correctly. 
>The only stuff that breaks is the rpm --freshen on older releases of rpm. 
>Did I mention that rpm has been security errata'd several times since?

No, current rpm --freshen breaks too. My patch has not been taken into
rawhide rpm. I spoke to jbj about it this morning, and he responded by
curling into his little "political bullshit" ball and insisting that he
had to maintain existing freshen behavior for people that depend on it.

Does anyone even use --freshen these days? I don't think yum/apt uses

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