nvr issues, yum distro-sync

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 27 20:19:59 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 16:16 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 16:10 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> > > distro-sync is mostly valuable for folks playing between two releases.
> > 
> > For users who don't downgrade releases, [...]
> "Releases" there means distribution versions (i.e., collections in the
> Package DB).  Ugh, confusing terminology.  Packages have versions and
> releases; the distribution version appears as the version of the
> fedora-release package, and yum calls it the $releasever.

yum calls it that b/c it is the VERSION of the DISTRIBUTION RELEASE

or specifically the VERSION from the package which provides

which includes: fedora-release, redhat-release, centos-release, etc, etc

yes, it is confusing - you can thank 8yrs of slowly evolving

I'm sorry.


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