[CentOS] epoch rpm el8 obsolete?

Mon Jul 8 23:06:05 UTC 2019
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Mon, 8 Jul 2019 at 18:08, Leon Fauster via CentOS <centos at centos.org>

> I am building a new workstation based on EL8 now. As someone else here
> mentioned, the raw EL8 distribution
> is unusable as a workstation. Therefore I am building lot of additional
> packages. Today I came across a problem
> with a custom package with an Epoch version, that kills the yum/dnf update
> process (it tries to find a "best"
> package etc.). My actually question; is the RPM Epoch stanza obsolete now
> (for EL8)? I remember that they also
> started to delete Groups categories ...
Epoch still exists and is used.. but is now not the top dog in all
transactions. What exactly is the package and what is it trying to

When I have run into this.. it is usually a modular package which is
installed or available and dnf/yum says 'cant replace X with Y'

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