[Rpm-maint] [Suse patch] Checking for identical packages on install/upgrade

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at redhat.com
Tue May 29 08:38:45 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 10:29 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> For full background see 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=104066. And yes I do 
> think it's a bug that we should fix.

> I'd rather just use rpmdsCompare() for the check rather than add yet 
> another codepath for NEVRA comparison within rpm like the included patch 
> does. Optionally we could check for the HDRID as well (identical packages 
> are never wanted in ts) but dunno if it's worth the couple of more lines 
> because most of the time we'd be doing the version comparison anyway.

Reducing the number of comparison functions is certainly desirable
rather than adding them. I'd agree with you that using dsCompare sounds
like it'd what Michael was trying to acheive here.

I also think guarding against identical packages is probably worth it in
the long run.


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