Heads up! Broken deps in Upgrade from 12 to 13

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Feb 23 02:25:42 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-02-21 at 04:16 +0000, Leigh Scott wrote:
> avant-window-navigator doesn't have broken deps, this error occurred
> because the F12 package had a higher release version.
> Perhaps yum should deal with this better i.e take dist tag into account 

It does take it into account, exactly as it should: it's the least
important bit of the total EVR.



is newer than:


but foo-1.0-3.fc3 is newer than either, and foo-1.1-1.fc1 is newer than
all of the above.

That's exactly how it's intended to be. The correct fix is not to try
and give extra importance to the distro version tag (this is discussed
every few months, and each discussion explains why it's a bad idea), but
to stop maintainers getting into this mess in the first place, which may
require better education or better policies or possibly both.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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