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Afaik the comparison should work... How are you installing the rpm? E.g. do you use yum localinstall or rpm? Can you check if the rpm you built contains the correct requirements? (Using rpm -qip --requires YourPackage.rpm) You can check how rpm does version comparison with the rpmdevtools: # yum -y install rpmdevtools # rpmdev-vercmp ...


You don't need to do something, but you can especially if you have a slow internet connection. If you install deltarpm support: yum install deltarpm you will download only differences with older versions of already installed packages, at the cost of increased processing time.

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