yum pulling in 386 packages

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Sun Sep 23 09:00:20 UTC 2007

On Sunday 23 September 2007, seth vidal wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 19:42 -0400, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> > On 9/22/07, seth vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > >  If you want to avoid this behavior in the future add: exclude=*.?86 to
> > > your yum.conf.
> >
> > Is this something that anaconda should add to all x86_64 installations
> > or is this just a workaround that might hide bugs and prevent Steve
> > from being the canary in the coal mine?
> There isn't a bug here.Yum is doing exactly what it says to do. If steve
> wants an x86_64-pure system then in order to avoid obsoletes coming in
> like this he needs to add an exclude.

I don't think it's an acceptable solution for the very common case where you 
want some ix86 packages on an x86_64 system.  FWIW, smart seems to do the 
right thing out of the box (which is one of the few remaining reasons I 
personally still prefer it over yum).

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