yum pulling in 386 packages

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Sun Sep 23 02:35:03 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 21:55 -0400, Steve Grubb wrote:
> On Saturday 22 September 2007 19:33:30 seth vidal wrote:
> > If you want to avoid this behavior in the future add: exclude=*.?86 to
> > your yum.conf.
> Doesn't "yum update" mean update the packages I have installed? I do not have 
> i386 packages installed. No packages selected REQUIRES 32 bit only packages. 
> Typing "yum update NetworkManager" selected only x64_64 packages even though 
> I didn't specify an architecture. Why can't "yum update" follow the same 
> behavior? Why does the obsolete cause it to decide to pull in 32 bit 
> packages? If I do the delete, "yum update" changes behavior and only selects 
> 64 bit packages. Something is wrong here.
> I also have the exactarch=1. If that doesn't mean x86_64, what does it mean?

obsoletes are allowed to cross arch boundaries. In fact, there's no way
to specify otherwise in an rpm


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