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Bug 136555 - [RFE] Allow search by Name-Version-Release
[RFE] Allow search by Name-Version-Release
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Web Site (Show other bugs)
RHN Stable
All Linux
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Assigned To: Sebastian Skracic
Stephen Herr
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Blocks: 414671 457802
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Reported: 2004-10-20 17:34 EDT by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2008-09-25 09:03 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-25 09:03:05 EDT
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Description Chris Kloiber 2004-10-20 17:34:37 EDT
Description of problem:

From the errata search page:


Try to search for kernel-2.4.21-15.0.4 and select to search by package
name. No results are found.


In a related issue, from the list of packaages for a channel:


Select any package you want to find an older version of. You are
presented with the information about the latest version of the
package. For instance:


At the top of the page is a link to "Newer Versions" which of course
is empty, as you are looking at the newest version already. Perhaps it
shold change to "Older Versions" and list the older versions (include
a warning on that page mentioning that these packages are older for a
reason, perhaps list the bug numbers fixed by each and changelog
entries) and give the customer links to download those packages. 

This is important because of bugs where the workaround is to install
the older version until the next Update comes out. Finding older
versions of packages is curently a royal pain.
Comment 2 Sebastian Skracic 2008-08-14 07:21:51 EDT
Errata search by package name/version/release is now implemented in r118937.
It is therefore possible to search for either "kernel", "kernel-2.6.18" or "kernel-2.6.18-92.1.1.el5" in the package name field.  Package architecture (like .i686, .x86_64 etc) or RPM package suffix (.rpm) are simply removed from the end of the search string and ignored.
Comment 3 Sebastian Skracic 2008-08-14 07:23:32 EDT
For RFE regarding "Older versions"/"Newer versions" please submit a separate BZ.  Thanks!
Comment 5 Stephen Herr 2008-09-03 11:32:32 EDT
verified in qa

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