On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 04:22, Warren Togami wrote:
The "1.0b" version is higher than "1.0a", but all versions of RPM
prior to rpm-4.2-0.55 are confused when it tries to compare letters.
Whichever package is first in the comparison "wins", thus this becomes
a two way upgrade problem. This a < b comparison works properly only
in RH9 and higher.
a < b has worked in RPM from day one. The only issue in rpm's version
comparison function was comparing a letter to a number, for example 1.a
vs 1.1. All versions of rpm would get the example right.