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Old 07-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Leonard den Ottolander
 
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Hello Phil,

On Fri, 2012-07-13 at 05:52 -0400, Phil Savoie wrote:
> 1erl-Module-Build-0.3500-119.el6_1.1.x86_64
> ^
> Does anyone know what does this indicates?

It's the epoch, which is essentially a version override, i.e. any
version of a package with an epoch of 1 is more recent than a version
without an epoch (epoch = 0). It was conceived to overcome issues caused
by poor versioning.

For example
package-1beta-1
vs.
1ackage-1-2

(1beta > 1, epoch to the rescue)

Regards,
Leonard.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Phil Savoie
 
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On 07/13/2012 06:30 AM, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> Hello Phil,
>
> On Fri, 2012-07-13 at 05:52 -0400, Phil Savoie wrote:
>> > 1erl-Module-Build-0.3500-119.el6_1.1.x86_64
>> > ^
>> > Does anyone know what does this indicates?
> It's the epoch, which is essentially a version override, i.e. any
> version of a package with an epoch of 1 is more recent than a version
> without an epoch (epoch = 0). It was conceived to overcome issues caused
> by poor versioning.
>
> For example
> package-1beta-1
> vs.
> 1ackage-1-2
>
> (1beta> 1, epoch to the rescue)
>
> Regards,
> Leonard.

Thank you, sir.

Phil
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