rpm's treatment of unversioned provides

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Feb 21 14:51:11 UTC 2011

RPM traditionally treats unversioned provides as meaning "any version". 
Over on perl-devel list, it's been suggested that this is a bug in rpm.

Googling around, I can't find any specific rationale for why rpm does 
this as opposed to say providing version 0. Can anybody enlighten me?


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