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Re: firefox.i386 in x86_64 repo



On Mon, 2006-07-31 at 16:28 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot writes:
>  > Le lundi 31 juillet 2006 à 11:11 -0400, Matthew Miller a écrit :
>  > > On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 11:04:16AM -0400, Demond wrote:
>  > > > Is there a reason the firefox.i386 and firefox-devel.i386 packages are 
>  > > > in the x86_64 repo for rawhide?  They both got pulled into my system 
>  > > > when  the firefox-devel package was introduced.  However, "yum remove 
>  > > > firefox.i386" shows that there are no dependencies.  I was just 
>  > > > wondering if this was deliberate and if they will be around for a while.
>  > > 
>  > > It's handy if you have to use the flash plugin....
>  > 
>  > Except x86_64 OO.o will require x86_64 firefox, which will stomp on the
>  > i386 one, and kill flash.
> 
> Surely this is a bug in yum.  OK, we should get stuff multilibbed so
> you can install -32 if you really want, but yum always installing both
> libs is a PITA.

There is an "exactarch" directive for yum.conf which almost sounds like
it would do the right thing. But it's already defaulted to on and
doesn't do what you (and I) would like here.

C.


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