On 08/28/2015 02:18 PM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:59:12 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> The version tags "ver" and "rel" attributes may also be
>> Why not "epoch", too?
> I haven't looked into the sources, but IIRC, inside of rpm, while rel,
> ver etc. are strings, epoch is an integer.
Bugs ... an undefined epoch is supposed to be treated as 0.
I guess you also recall - the ability of some tools not to be able to
cope with this was the origin why Fedora.us and early Fedoras once
mandated Epoch: 0.
Plus, RPM would not get to see repository metadata, but only
packages, which contain the same bad Epoch values.