[Yum] kernel-source arch

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Tue Jun 15 12:27:52 UTC 2004

seth vidal wrote :

> exactarch was added and set as default around rhl9, iirc. If you
> installed glibc.i386 over top of glibc.i686 b/c your mirror wasn't in
> sync yet (which happened quite a bit) then you'd reboot and your system
> would stop functioning, totally.
> if you want to disable exactarch, you can, but expect for people to come
> back to you with horribly disabled systems.

How about something like "exactarch=glibc kernel kernel-smp" being
recognized? There are actually few packages for which the wrong arch can
lead to disaster, and there are many more for which it's no big deal
(like gzip, or 3rd party packages going from i386 to i586 because of
enabled mmx stuff etc.). Just a thought.


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