[Yum] Re: i586 packages on an x86_64 machine

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Thu Jun 10 17:58:35 UTC 2004


On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 01:08:09AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 18:26 -0700, Lars Damerow wrote:
> > I'm using yum to update an x86_64 machine, and one of the
> > repositories it's using is shared with some i686 machines. I'm
> > trying to get yum to install Sun's j2sdk package, built for the
> > i586, and yum installs it correctly on the i686 machines.
> > 
> > On the x86_64 machine, though, yum acts like the j2sdk package
> > isn't there. I assume that's because it's an i586 package and yum
> > thinks it isn't compatible.
> maybe I'm crazy but is an i586 package ACTUALLY compatible with an
> x86_64?

At least rpm considers i[3456]86, athlon and arch as compatible to x86_64:

arch_compat: athlon: i686
arch_compat: i686: i586
arch_compat: i586: i486
arch_compat: i486: i386
arch_compat: i386: noarch
arch_compat: x86_64: athlon noarch
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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