yum reinstall using non-identical packages with same EVR

Andre Robatino robatino at fedoraproject.org
Sun Feb 27 13:02:11 UTC 2011

Michael Schwendt <mschwendt <at> gmail.com> writes:

> The dist tag is part of the R in EVR, however, so whenever you rpmbuild
> something in order to _rebuild_ it, you need to bump the R to turn the build
> into a valid update. For dist-specific rebuilds, you would append your own
> least-significant release value at the right side of the dist tag.

In the rpmbuild man page, I didn't see any obvious way to do this (but am not
familiar with rpmbuild so might have missed something). The default behavior,
which replaces the source rpm's disttag with "fc14", gives the same EVR as the
original F14 rpms.


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