[Yum] Bug: yum tries to update older version

Michael Stenner mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
Wed Apr 19 22:06:32 UTC 2006

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 07:01:38PM -0300, Luis A. Florit wrote:
> pilot-link.i386    1:0.12.0-0.pre4.5.2.1   core-freshrpms
> pilot-link.i386    2:0.11.8-12.4.fc5       updates-freshrpm
> pilot-link.i386    1:0.12.0-0.pre4.5.2.1   installed       
>     Why does this happen? I think it has to do with the "2:" in
> front of the version number, and have no idea why YUM puts this
> in front! 

Correct.  That's the package "epoch", which is like a super-version
number.  It outranks all other version components.  This is not a yum
bug.  Yum is doing exactly what it should.  You can take this up with
your packagers if you like, but yum is acting properly.

  Michael D. Stenner                            mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
  ECE Department and Optical Sciences Center                520-626-1619
  University of Arizona                                         ECE 524G

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