[Yum] i586 packages on an x86_64 machine

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Wed Jun 23 13:38:41 UTC 2004


>>>>> "sv" == seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu> writes:

sv> see if it lets you do i586 normally and see if you notice anything
sv> else odd once you do that.

Works fine for me.  Before edit:

> yum install j2re
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 2 - x86_64 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 2 - x86_64 - Local Extras
Server: Fedora Core 2 - x86_64 - Released Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Cannot find a package matching j2re
No actions to take

After edit (with no changes to the repository):

> yum install j2re
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 2 - x86_64 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 2 - x86_64 - Local Extras
Server: Fedora Core 2 - x86_64 - Released Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
mozilla-j2re-0-1.4.2-8.1. 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00
j2re-0-1.4.2-8.1.fc2.dag. 100% |=========================|  22 kB    00:00
Resolving dependencies
Dependencies resolved
I will do the following:
[install: j2re 1.4.2-8.1.fc2.dag.i586]
Is this ok [y/N]:

Note how it found and downloaded headers for i586 pachages that it had
completely ignored before.

So far I haven't seen any unpleasant side effects.  Is there anything
specific I should try?  "yum update" doesn't offer to update anything
out of the ordinary.

 - J<



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