Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32317
Strange versioning of rpm package
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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There seems to be something strange about the rpm package of pan in
Wolverine. When I try to upgrade to the more recent 0.9.5, I get the following:
$ rpm -Uvh pan-0.9.5-1.i686.rpm
package pan-0.9.1-3 (which is newer than pan-0.9.5-1) is already installed
So, rpm seems to think 0.9.1-3 is more recent than 0.9.5-1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.download most recent version from pan.rebelbase.com
2.attempt to upgrade
Actual Results: rpm refuses to upgrade the package without '--force'
Expected Results: rpm should have allowed to upgrade the package.
I don't think that the pan package you already have installed was packaged by us
here at Red Hat. The version shipped in Wolverine was 0.9.1-2.
rpm -e pan
rpm -ivh pan-0.9.5-1.i386.rpm
Or do this:
rpm -Uvh --force pan-0.9.5-1.i386.rpm
I am resolving this as "notabug" since this doesn't appear to be one of our
packages, and I can't do anything about packages installed on the system not
maintained by us.
FWIW - Chances are that the epoch in the package you installed is greter than
1, which indicates that it didn't come from us (since our epoch has hasn't
changed from 1 since it was a Powertools package).