tibbs(a)math.uh.edu (Jason L Tibbitts III) writes:
ES> Such Requires: do not make sense nowadays. The ability to
ES> a special program version was removed some time ago from rpm.
Unfortunately I can't quite parse what Enrico has written here; it
looks like that statement indicates that versioned requirements don't
work in RPM, which I don't think is the case.
Enrico, could you (or anyone else who understands the issue) elaborate
Some years ago, you could write
| Requires: foo > 2.1
which would be fulfilled by foo=0:2.1 but not by foo=42:1.0.
Then, rpm was changed to interprete the statement above as
| Requires: foo > 0:2.1
So, program version 1.0 packaged with an epoch of '42' would be allowed.
Therefore, versioned requirements make sense in a special environment
only where you exactly know possible EVR values.