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Ticket #52 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

Dual arch support

Reported by: leggett@… Owned by: desai
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: bcfg2-server Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by desai) (diff)

In the infinite wisdom of RHEL, an x86_64 machine produces an interesting obstacle. As you could guess there are x86 and x86_64 versions of some software and libraries. Instead of making these mutually exclusive, RHEL has abused RPM further. Allow me to demonstrate:

[leggett@sidgrid:~]$ rpm -q e2fsprogs
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.3.EL4
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.3.EL4

What you say? Your RPM db must be corrupted. Ah, but it isn't:

[leggett@sidgrid:~]$ rpm -q --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH}\n" e2fsprogs
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.3.EL4-x86_64
e2fsprogs-1.35-12.3.EL4-i386

That's right. They've found a way to have RPMs with the same name only differing in the architecture. The RPMs don't have any overlap in what files they provide, though.

So here's what's needed. A way to flag an x86_64 package as dual arch so that Bcfg2 will know to install both the x86 and x86_64 package. Logic for Bcfg2 to determine whether or not a dual arch package is installed or not. And I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of. Until this functionality is there, bcfg2 can't be used to manage RHEL x86_64 based machines that's why I'm marking this critical.

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comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by desai

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comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by desai

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  • Resolution set to fixed

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