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Bug 487 - RPM's Oboletes: tag is broken when you include versions
Summary: RPM's Oboletes: tag is broken when you include versions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1998-12-15 20:11 UTC by Preston Brown
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-12-30 02:41:59 UTC

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Description Preston Brown 1998-12-15 20:11:58 UTC
RPMs obsoletes: tag used to be able to handle version
numbers, but now it appears it can't.  For instance:

Obsoletes: foo <= 1.0

used to work fine.  It no longer does.  This produces the

Obsoletes: tokens must begin with alpha-numeric

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1998-12-30 02:41:59 UTC
Versions in Provides/Obsoletes have never worked -- the
token <= used to be silently treated as a virtual package
name. Later versions of rpm now require packages to start
with an alphabetic.

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