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It's something called the Epoch. Trying to figure out what that is right now.

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq

It's something called the Epoch. Trying to figure out what that is right now.

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq

I found this information on Epoch numbers here http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm-snapshot/s1-rpm-depend-manual-dependencies.html

"When RPM can't decipher a package's version number, it's time to pull out the Epoch tag. This tag is used to help RPM determine version number ordering."

It looks like it is a way to deal with same version packages.

It's something called the Epoch. Trying to figure out what that is right now.

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq

I found this information on Epoch numbers here http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm-snapshot/s1-rpm-depend-manual-dependencies.html

"When RPM can't decipher a package's version number, it's time to pull out the Epoch tag. This tag is used to help RPM determine version number ordering."

It looks like it is a way to deal with same version packages.packages. By default, if one is not specified, it gets a 0 as the Epoch number.