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RE: Epoch removing (was: Re: Contributions to Fedora)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Joseph Seward [mailto:anthony seward ieee org]
> Sent: Thu, February 13, 2003 8:26 PM
> To: phoebe-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: Epoch removing (was: Re: Contributions to Fedora)
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 10:45, Matthias Saou wrote:
> <snip>
> > I know... this is because of bad initial decisions in versionning or
> > introducing epoch numbers. Sort of "early mistakes" I'm 
> trying to correct.
> > Unfortunately, once you've introduced an epoch, or once 
> you've kept "pre",
> > "rc" or anything like that in the version tag... you're stuck!
> > 
> > That's why, for such packages, you'll need to "rpm -e 
> --nodeps" the old
> > one, then "rpm -Uvh" or "apt-get install" the new one :-/
> > 
> 
> Can't he just do 'rpm -Uvh --oldpackage'?
That's what I did :)

> 
> > I plan on dropping all epochs in all packages built for the 
> next Red Hat
> > Linux release, except of course of the ones Red Hat also 
> has epoch tags
> > set.
> > 
> 
> I think that the RPM maintainer has taken the position that RPMs that
> don't have epochs are broken (I think I saw this on the rpm-list).  I
> hope I'm mistaken and I'm not thrilled about this, but it 
> does indicate
> that for dependencies to work properly, epochs are needed.  
> RPMs without
> an explicit epoch tag have, I think, an implied epoch of '0'.
> 
> > I understand this can be annoying... my bad... bad, bad, 
> bad... sorry!

No need to be sorry. Packages are great, and saved me a lot of troubles,
according to what I read about installing and configuring video players on
linux. Worked out of the box..., sorry apt/rpm :).

Pavel.
> > 
> > Matthias
> 
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