Bug 487 - RPM's Oboletes: tag is broken when you include versions
RPM's Oboletes: tag is broken when you include versions
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1998-12-15 15:11 EST by Preston Brown
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-29 21:41:59 EST
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Description Preston Brown 1998-12-15 15:11:58 EST
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
complaint:

Obsoletes: tokens must begin with alpha-numeric
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-29 21:41:59 EST
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.

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