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Bug #13653

The epoch tag isn't included in the package ensure notice 'from' version.

Added by Jude Nagurney about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:04/05/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-
Affected Puppet version:2.7.11 Branch:
Keywords:package, ensure, notice, epoch, rpm

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I have a package block which is using ensure=>latest where the package in question is an RPM using the epoch tag. The currently installed package is also using the epoch tag. When puppet updates the package, the notice doesn’t include the epoch tag for the previous version, but it does include it in the new version.

Thu Apr 05 00:12:34 +0000 2012 /Stage[whatever]/whatever/Package[whatever]/ensure (notice): ensure changed '1.1.1-1' to '13584113336:1.1.1-1'

The notice would be more accurate if it looked more like

Thu Apr 05 00:12:34 +0000 2012 /Stage[whatever]/whatever/Package[whatever]/ensure (notice): ensure changed '13584111111:1.1.1-1' to '1333584136:1.1.1-1'

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#1 Updated by Patrick Carlisle about 4 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

#2 Updated by Patrick Carlisle about 4 years ago

  • Keywords changed from package ensure notice epoch to package, ensure, notice, epoch, rpm

It seems reasonable to me that it would display the epoch on both when it’s changed, and neither when it hasn’t.

I doubt anyone can get to this immediately, but I’d be happy to accept a patch for it.

#3 Updated by Patrick Carlisle about 4 years ago

Or maybe you want the epoch either way so you can keep better track of what you have. I’d defer to someone who actually uses the rpm provider, since I don’t.

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