On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:59:12 +0200, Ralf Corsepius 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.
Plus, RPM would not get to see repository metadata, but only downloaded
packages, which contain the same bad Epoch values.