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<p><a class="user-mention" data-hovercard-type="user" data-hovercard-url="/hovercards?user_id=5000261" data-octo-click="hovercard-link-click" data-octo-dimensions="link_type:self" href="https://github.com/wladmis">@wladmis</a> So I've seen that this is more fleshed out in ALT Linux's rpm, do you plan on finishing up this PR for consideration?</p>
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<p>Yes, I want to finish the PR, but I have some doubts I wrote below.</p>
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<p>JFYI for everyone else, it looks like ALT has implemented <code>E:V-R:D</code> comparison in their rpm 4.13.x tree, where the D is the DistTag. It looks like my suggestion of labeling the feature of <code>rpmlib(DistTagInVersionComparison)</code> is probably accurate. <a class="user-mention" data-hovercard-type="user" data-hovercard-url="/hovercards?user_id=3882389" data-octo-click="hovercard-link-click" data-octo-dimensions="link_type:self" href="https://github.com/pmatilai">@pmatilai</a>, <a class="user-mention" data-hovercard-type="user" data-hovercard-url="/hovercards?user_id=1306188" data-octo-click="hovercard-link-click" data-octo-dimensions="link_type:self" href="https://github.com/ffesti">@ffesti</a>: what do you think of the feature?</p>
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<p>It's a bit more than just that. It's <code>[E:]V[-R[:D]][@T]</code> comparison, where the <code>T</code> is <code>BuildTime</code>. My doubts are about that this is a part of ALT Linux solution that solve very specific problem, and no other rpm-based distro I know has interest to solve it.</p>
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<p>Frankly, I dread the idea of introducing new elements to version comparison as history has shown that it takes <em>years</em> to catch and fix all the corner cases. But I wont comment on partial work, if there's been further work on this, please update the PR.</p>
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<p>I see, but the query string separates each elements by symbols that cannot be a part of any of the elements itself.</p>

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