[Yum] distroverpkg problem

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Dec 18 16:32:57 UTC 2003

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 09:41:06AM -0500, seth vidal alleged:
> > $arch gives i686, not the i586 needed :-(
> arch gives the actual architecture of your system.
> i686 is it.
> basearch gives the basearch for your system. based on a scale of:
> i386: i386, i486, i586, i686, athlon, noarch
> my suggestion to you: just type i586 in there.

That's what I did using yum on mdk.  i586 really is the "best" value for
basearch on mdk.  *shrug*  Just type it in.

Hey Seth,
  How about making it equal to ``rpm --eval %_host_cpu''?  That would give the
correct results on every rpm-base distro/arch combo I can think of.

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California

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