Bug 92143 - SA explicit epoch in dep for promotion safety
Summary: SA explicit epoch in dep for promotion safety
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: spamassassin
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chip Turner
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-06-03 08:48 UTC by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-28 07:08:28 UTC

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Description Warren Togami 2003-06-03 08:48:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
Good work with spamassassin-2.55-1.  Only one very minor comment.

The spec has "BuildRequires: perl >= 2:5.8.0" with the explicit epoch:version
which is good, however earlier in the spec you have "Requires: perl >= 5.004"
which would be the actual cause of a problem should perl epoch ever increment. 
Please consider "Requires: perl >= 2:5.004".

If you are not familiar with the epoch promotion issue, read the extremely long
recent threads on rpm-list where people are very upset.  Use "rpm -Vav
--nofiles" to see the many many instances in RH where deps-with-versions are
missing an epoch... all potential epoch promotion clashes in for rpmvercmp in
the future.

Yeah, this issue probably never would be triggered since Epoch is very unlikely
to ever increment for perl, but explicitness for safety should not hurt.

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Comment 1 Chip Turner 2003-06-03 13:38:39 UTC
fixed in cvs, should be in the next build

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