RPM naming question.
Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Thu Jul 12 16:40:02 UTC 2007
Aaron Konstam wrote:
> If you have an rpm: foo-0.6.5-7.fc7 installed and you execute:
> rpm -Uvh foo-0.6.5-7L.fc7.rpm
> Will the original foo rpm be replaced? If not what change in the version
> would cause the replacement.
> For political reasons 0.6.5-8.fc7 or >8 is not an option.
It should be seen as a later version, so it should upgrade. (Using
the U option will install it even if the foo package is not
currently installed. The -F option only does an upgrade if an
earlier version is installed.) If RPM has problem with your naming,
you can also use the Epoch tag.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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