0.5.15lorg3.1 loses epochs on rh7.3/rh8.0/rh9 (promoteepoch?)

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Aug 8 03:43:01 PDT 2006

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > We've tried every possible combination already (see the variants and the 
> > failures in the thread above): it's simply not possible to support systems 
> > requiring promoteepoch without untampered dependency information. Sorry 
> > folks, end of story.
> Oh and FYI, no amount of argumentation is going to change my mind over the 
> above statement. Somebody want to prove me wrong, send patches.

If you mean the implementation in apt, I agree wholeheartedly.

If you mean the current createrepo commandline and Smart/Yum, I think we 
should fix them to make them compatible with older releases wrt. 
none-epochs. (if this is an issue at all)

The best way forward is to patch yum and smart and explain upstream why 
this is necessary.

Kind regards,
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