[Yum] Yum on x86_64 help

Jeff Putsch putsch at mxim.com
Wed Dec 3 19:31:29 UTC 2003


Thanks for the pointer. It addresses the installation issues, but 
doesn't address the following for me:

   1  automated updates ... e.g. will yum update both packages and put 
the 32
      bit one in place first so the 64 bit one can overwrite it?

   2  kickstart automation, unless the 32 bit compatibility is a 
      I can put in the kickstart config file.

   3  Non-redhat packages that provide both 64 and 32 bit libraries that 
      want to manage via YUM... e.g. ones we build ourself.

And, yes, why redhat provides 32 and 64 bit packages that conflict with 
each other is beyond me. This is the type of thing that drove me to 
Debian years ago. I've got to use Red Hat (or a Red Hat derived) 
distribution for my current employer, hence the requests.


On Dec 3, 2003, at 11:05 AM, Garrick Staples wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 09:55:05AM -0800, Jeff Putsch alleged:
>> Howdy,
>> I'm new to the world of YUM and need some newbie help. I've got RHEL
>> running on an Opteron box and need to have BOTH the x86_64 and i[36]86
>> versions of some RPM pacakges installed. These are ALL library
>> packages.
>> When I do, for example, "yum install glibc", it tells me it is already
>> installed.
>> For what it's worth, I've patched archwork.py as described in
>> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/yum/2003-November/002874.html
>> How do I tell yum to install the i[36]86 version of the glibc RPM
>> package?
>> I also need both 64 and 32 bit versions of the XFree86 libs and
>> everything they depend on... I know I can use rpm to install them
>> manually, but I'm investigating YUM to avoid this...
> You don't actually want to do this.  Installing the 32bit version of
> glibc will _overwrite_ the 64bit versions of important files like
> /sbin/ldconfig!
> Why RedHat is distributing conflicting packages is beyond me.  If you
> select "32bit compatiblity packages" (that's not the correct name, but
> it's close) in the RH installer, it will work.  Presumably it ensures
> that the 32bit packages are installed first.
> There's been a few notes about this (mostly by me) in the rhel-rebuild
> mailing list.
> -- 
> Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
> University of Southern California
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