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Christopher Aillon 02-10-2011 03:48 PM

How can packages require a pre-release version?
 
On 02/10/2011 01:36 AM, Paul Howarth wrote:

> Another possibility, since you're looking only for equality comparisons
> and not greater or less than comparisons, might be to keep the rpm
> versioning as-is and use a virtual provide for your own purposes, e.g.
>
> Provides: xulrunner(version) = 2.0beta11
>
> and in the dependent package(s):
>
> Requires: xulrunner(version) = 2.0beta11

Except that some things will legitimately want to do comparisons, and
that would lead to 2.0beta11 > 2.0 which is wrong.
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