Debian Bug report logs - #660814
package manager sees version 2.0.0-1 as "older" than version 1:1.1.13-0.0

Package: vlc; Maintainer for vlc is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for vlc is src:vlc.

Reported by: james@nurealm.net

Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:51:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: unreproducible

Done: Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Multimedia Maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#660814; Package vlc. (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to james@nurealm.net:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Multimedia Maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: James <james@jasper.nurealm.net>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: package manager sees version 2.0.0-1 as "older" than version 1:1.1.13-0.0
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:47:12 -0700
Package: vlc
Version: 2.0.0-1

The package managers will not install vlc version 2, refusing to "downgrade"
from version 1, which is seen as "newer" than version 2.

Similarly for some of the packages upon which vlc depends:
 libvlc5
 vlc-data
 vlc-nox


James





Reply sent to Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com>:
You have taken responsibility. (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to james@nurealm.net:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 660814-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com>
To: james@nurealm.net, 660814-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#660814: package manager sees version 2.0.0-1 as "older" than version 1:1.1.13-0.0
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:19:21 +0100
Am 22.02.2012 04:47, schrieb James:
> The package managers will not install vlc version 2, refusing to "downgrade"
> from version 1, which is seen as "newer" than version 2.

That's most likely because you have crappy unofficial packages from 
d-m.o installed which introduced an epoch in their version number.

 - Fabian




Message #11 received at 660814-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Reinhard Tartler <siretart@gmail.com>
To: james@nurealm.net, 660814-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#660814: package manager sees version 2.0.0-1 as "older" than version 1:1.1.13-0.0
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:41:41 +0100
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:47 AM, James <james@jasper.nurealm.net> wrote:
> Package: vlc
> Version: 2.0.0-1
>
> The package managers will not install vlc version 2, refusing to "downgrade"
> from version 1, which is seen as "newer" than version 2.

There has never been a version  1:1.1.13-0.0 in Debian. Also cf.

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/FAQ#There_is_.27Debian_Multimedia_Maintainers.27_and_.27debian-multimedia.org.27._So_what.27s_the_difference.3F

I don't see anything we can do about this problem, thus I'm closing this bug.

-- 
regards,
    Reinhard




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 22 Mar 2012 07:36:25 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug unarchived. Request was from Andres Mejia <amejia004@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:57:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

No longer marked as found in versions vlc/2.0.0-1. Request was from Andres Mejia <amejia004@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:57:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) unreproducible. Request was from Andres Mejia <amejia004@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Apr 2012 18:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 21 May 2012 07:33:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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