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Old 02-17-2010, 06:26 AM
Joachim Backes
 
Default Leading number in package names when updating with yum

Hi all,

can somebody explain what the leading number in some package names means
when running "yum update", for example


Feb 17 07:25:19 Updated: 1penoffice.org-calc-3.1.1-19.26.fc12.i686
^^

After having updated, no such pkg has been installed.

Regards

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes@rhrk.uni-kl.de>

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Old 02-17-2010, 06:49 AM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Leading number in package names when updating with yum

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:26:43 +0100,
Joachim Backes <joachim.backes@rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> can somebody explain what the leading number in some package names
> means when running "yum update", for example
>
> Feb 17 07:25:19 Updated: 1penoffice.org-calc-3.1.1-19.26.fc12.i686

It's the epoch.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:00 AM
Joachim Backes
 
Default Leading number in package names when updating with yum

On 02/17/2010 08:49 AM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:26:43 +0100,
Joachim Backes<joachim.backes@rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:

Hi all,

can somebody explain what the leading number in some package names
means when running "yum update", for example

Feb 17 07:25:19 Updated: 1penoffice.org-calc-3.1.1-19.26.fc12.i686


It's the epoch.


Thank you for information.

Regards

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:02 AM
"Erik P. Olsen"
 
Default Leading number in package names when updating with yum

On 17/02/10 08:49, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:26:43 +0100,
> Joachim Backes<joachim.backes@rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> can somebody explain what the leading number in some package names
>> means when running "yum update", for example
>>
>> Feb 17 07:25:19 Updated: 1penoffice.org-calc-3.1.1-19.26.fc12.i686
>
> It's the epoch.

Which is?

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:06 AM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Leading number in package names when updating with yum

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 09:02:26 +0100,
"Erik P. Olsen" <epodata@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17/02/10 08:49, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:26:43 +0100,
> > Joachim Backes<joachim.backes@rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> can somebody explain what the leading number in some package names
> >> means when running "yum update", for example
> >>
> >> Feb 17 07:25:19 Updated: 1penoffice.org-calc-3.1.1-19.26.fc12.i686
> >
> > It's the epoch.
>
> Which is?

It's a super version number. Typically you use it when you need to go
backwards in version number because an update was bad, but you want the
older version to be seen as newer so that tools will see it as an update.
Generally its use is avoided as it can cause confusion.
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