On 08/28/2015 01:15 PM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
The version tags "ver" and "rel" attributes may
also be non-numerical.
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.
AFAIR, there are APIs which return the epoch as a *int, which may be
NULL or a valid pointer. I.e. callers will have to special case
accessing these pointers.
Seems to me as if something doesn't get this right.
(FWIW: All this was an FAQ > 10 years ago :) )