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Bug 2193 - rpm 2.94 refuses to upgrade old package
rpm 2.94 refuses to upgrade old package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-04-15 04:34 EDT by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:36 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-15 09:47:43 EDT
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-04-15 04:34:20 EDT
It looks like the version number comparison algorithm is
broken "3.76.1" > "3.77" in ASCII

moremagic [mc]# rpm -q make
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
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-15 09:47:59 EDT
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.

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