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Re: [opensuse-packaging] RPM version ordering
  • From: Michael Schroeder <mls@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:08:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <20081014110820.GE19898@xxxxxxx>
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:44:32PM +0200, jan mat??jek wrote:
Michael Schroeder napsal(a):
Jan Matejek 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".


Why do you think so? The dist upgrade algorithm happily downgrades
packages.

well, i didn't try it myself, but this bugreport claims otherwise:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432544

That just says that the bug reporter also doesn't know about
the dist upgrade algortihm.

M.
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