[repo-coord] Re: nVidia rpms ...
pmatilai at welho.com
Fri Dec 3 16:22:17 CET 2004
On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 12:29 +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
> > So perhaps we should carefully decide which i386 packages to add to
> > x86_64 repos? It would be interesting to know how Red Hat decided
> > which packages to offer as i386 compatibility packages. Probably all
> > openoffice depends on, but perhaps there are more.
> I refuse. The behaviour of Yum is clearly broken, people do not expect to
> have all binary archs installed just because they are available and the
> arch is unspecified. People are not supposed to know in what archs a
> package comes.
The problem is with the multilib monster and RH packaging, not yum. If
the you have libfoo.i386 and libfoo.x86_64 which don't share any files
then installing separately is not a problem. However several such
packages in FC and RHEL do have common files, in which case installing
them separately fails with file conflicts (and you need to use --force
to override, sometimes with "interesting" results) but if they're
installed simultaneously rpmlib just "swallows" the conflict. Multilib
isn't called sick without a reason...
- Panu -
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