yum wont upgrade noarch -> arch-specific

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Sun Apr 8 17:15:14 UTC 2007

    Based upon the numerous comments about how firmware-addon-dell
should not be noarch, I converted it to arch-specific over the weekend
along with some other bugfixes I was making. In the previous thread,
somebody had stated that yum would handle this properly.

    Well, it turns out that yum will not upgrade a noarch.rpm to
arch-specific in FC6, at least, so I am busted.


    I found this out because a user entered a bug against the old
version that I had fixed in the new arch-specific version and couldnt
get the new version unless they removed and re-installed my pkg.

    Any thoughts on how to resolve this situation, aside from converting
back to noarch?

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