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Re: reasons why downgrades are Not Supported

On Sun, Jan 14, 2007 at 01:21:37AM -0500, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> Package downgrades are not supported.  Usually, they will work, since it is
> often just replacement of a set of files with different ones (often the same
> names) with different contents.  I think if there were always true, downgrades
> would be no problem (besides the general tendency for higher versions to have
> more features and less bugs).
Some upstreams introduce non-backwards compatible changes in point
releases.  For things like file formats and the like, it can be a real
pain since in many cases programs check for older-styler formats of
their own files/whatevers and not newer.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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