[Yum] Yum in RHEL5

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Mar 13 06:38:52 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 12:07 +0530, Binand Sethumadhavan wrote:
> On 13/03/2008, seth vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> >  > [root at meibok ~]# uname -m
> >  > x86_64
> >  > [root at meibok ~]# cat /etc/rpm/platform
> >  > i686-redhat-linux
> >
> > How did you end up with that /etc/rpm/platform file?
> 
> Took some checking, but I think I have it figured out.
> 
> This box earlier had an RHEL3-x86 installation on it; which I upgraded
> to RHEL5-x86_64 (using Anaconda upgrade option). It appears as if
> Anaconda doesn't update /etc/rpm/platform during upgrades even if the
> arch changes (unless I provide rpmarch=x86_64 on the command line).
> 
> And secondly, the "right" (canonicalized) entry in /etc/rpm/platform
> for my server is ia32e-redhat-linux since it has a GenuineIntel
> processor. For Authentic AMD processors, it should be
> amd64-redhat-linux.
> 
> All the above, from Anaconda and RHPL source code.
> 

ah ha - thanks for the explanation. 

good luck with your setup.

-sv





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