Bug 117321 - version/release makes old package appear newer
Summary: version/release makes old package appear newer
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2004-03-02 20:28 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-03 20:10:08 UTC
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2004-03-02 20:28:10 UTC
Description of problem:
FC1 was shipped with tcpdump-3.7.2-7.1, libpcap-0.7.2-7.1, and
arpwatch-2.1all-7.1.  The recently announced updated are
tcpdump-3.7.2-7.fc1.1, libpcap-0.7.2-7.fc1.1 and arpwatch-2.1all-7.fc1.1

In each of these cases, rpm and up2date consider the older package to
be "newer" than the update.  Therefore the updated packages are
ignored.  Given the dependency that many have on up2date selecting the
packages to be updated, this is not a reasonable situation.

Comment 1 shrek-m 2004-03-02 23:49:27 UTC
i found the thread i was looking for
"alpha vs numeric"

asymmetric triggering bug ??

3.7.2-7.fc1.1  <  3.7.2-7.1
        f      <          1

Comment 3 Thomas Chung 2004-03-03 18:01:25 UTC

I have updated Fedora Update Advisory page for tcpdump at
FedoraNEWS.ORG with this issue.


Thomas Chung
FedoraNEWS.ORG (http://fedoranews.org)

Comment 4 Alexandre Oliva 2004-03-03 20:10:08 UTC
A testing build containing the fix was uploaded to the testing
channel, with a newer version number than the one that was in the
testing channel before.  This should fix it.  It did for me :-) 
Thanks, Harald (or whoever it was that built the package :-)

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