Bug 487

Summary: RPM's Oboletes: tag is broken when you include versions
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Preston Brown <pbrown>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Description Preston Brown 1998-12-15 20:11:58 UTC
RPMs obsoletes: tag used to be able to handle version
numbers, but now it appears it can't.  For instance:

Obsoletes: foo <= 1.0

used to work fine.  It no longer does.  This produces the

Obsoletes: tokens must begin with alpha-numeric

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-30 02:41:59 UTC
Versions in Provides/Obsoletes have never worked -- the
token <= used to be silently treated as a virtual package
name. Later versions of rpm now require packages to start
with an alphabetic.