[[PATCH setup] 0/3] Prepare for colons in version numbers

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Oct 27 19:33:00 GMT 2017

On 10/27/2017 3:26 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Ken Brown writes:
>> A future version of setup might allow version numbers of the form
>> e:v-r, where is an epoch.  Currently setup doesn't parse these
>> correctly when reading installed.db.  In case ScanFindVisitor is used,
>> there is an additional problem in reading filenames containing colons.
>> The reading is done by Win32 functions, and the illegal characters
>> like ':' aren't translated.
> I don't really think it's worth anybody's while to introduce support for
> a feature (epochs) that everone else decided should not be used.  Do we
> really want to use epochs and what for?

The libsolv branch already supports them.  That was my motivation for 
these changes.


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