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Old 11-27-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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noob: linux package numbering question


What is the different between these two packages:

1) ocaml-1:3.10.0.17.el5.i386

2) ocaml-3.09.1-1.2.el5.rf.i386

What does ocaml-1: mean compared ocaml-3 ?

1) is newer than 2) ?
 
Old 11-28-2007, 05:55 AM   #2
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I've never seen an rpm package labelled like number 1. I think putting any character other than letters, numbers, - and a . goes against rpm naming conventions.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 08:13 AM   #3
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If you eliminate the "1:", you get:
Code:
ocaml-1:3.10.0.17.el5.i386
  ocaml-3.10.0.17.el5.i386
  ocaml-3.09.1-1.2.el5.rf.i386
& 1) appears newer than 2).

What is the context? -- OS etc.
Are these full filenames, including extension?
Especially are they .rpm's, .deb's, or perhaps something else?


I believe I used to see such "n:" artifacts in Debian distro (e.g. MEPIS, *buntu, etc.) packages, where the "n:" was obviously not part of the upstream version number. I don't think I ever figured out what they meant, I just learned to ignore them. I can't quickly find any today.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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Naming conventions are not standardised between distributions. Remember that the name "Linux" really just refers to the kernel, and has little to do with packaging systems. This the domain of the distribution. So, what distro are you using?
 
Old 12-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
If you eliminate the "1:", you get:
Code:
ocaml-1:3.10.0.17.el5.i386
  ocaml-3.10.0.17.el5.i386
  ocaml-3.09.1-1.2.el5.rf.i386
& 1) appears newer than 2).

What is the context? -- OS etc.
Are these full filenames, including extension?
Especially are they .rpm's, .deb's, or perhaps something else?
I am using CentOS 5 and have added Fedora 6 repository also.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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"Centos" explicitly answers the 1st of 3 Q's. May assume from that that these are RPM files & repositories?

In which case, I am interested to hear of "n:" artifacts other than the ones I remember in other distros' package versioning.
 
  


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