Bug 2193

Summary: rpm 2.94 refuses to upgrade old package
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Marc MERLIN <marc_soft>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-04-15 08:34:20 UTC
It looks like the version number comparison algorithm is
broken "3.76.1" > "3.77" in ASCII

moremagic [mc]# rpm -q make
make-3.76.1-5
moremagic [mc]# rpm -U make-3.77-5.i386.rpm
error: package make-3.76.1-5 (which is newer then
make-3.77-5) is already installed
moremagic [mc]# rpm -q rpm
rpm-2.94-4

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-15 13:47:59 UTC
Nope, it's just that the old make package has a %serial
number, so it's ranked higher. serial # has been
added to make-3.77-6.