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Re: [opensuse-packaging] RPM version ordering
  • From: Michael Schroeder <mls@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:27:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <20081014082713.GB19898@xxxxxxx>
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 08:19:15AM +0200, Pascal Bleser wrote:
i have a problem with one of my packages, python-openssl: the previous
version was called 0.7a and the current one is 0.7.
However, in rpm's (and zypp's) view 0.7a > 0.7 and the package will
break distribution upgrade because it won't let itself be "downgraded".

How can i work around this? Is it possible to e.g. specify that the
newer one Obsoletes: %{name} = 0.7a and be done with it?

$ rpmvercmp 0.7a 0.7+final
:0.7+final-0 is newer

Just to clarify: rpm splits on all non-alphanumeric characters
and compares the substrings. Thus "final" is compared against "a",

(But as said before: dist-upgrade has no problems with downgrading.
Just be sure that there's no repository still enabled with the
old version.)


Michael Schroeder mls@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF Markus Rex, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg
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