Bug 84055

Summary: Should search the /etc/rpm/platform file under the root-dir
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: Enrico Scholz <rh-bugzilla>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: 1.0Keywords: FutureFeature
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Description Enrico Scholz 2003-02-11 17:08:19 UTC
Description of problem:

When using the '--root=...' option, rpm reads the platform-information from the
toplevel /etc/rpm/platform file. This is bad and forces the usage of the
'--ignorearch' switch when installing cross-arch packages.

It would be better when rpm searches the platform-file under the given

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Steps to Reproduce:
1. D=/foobar
2. mkdir -p $D/var/lib/rpm $D/etc/rpm
3. echo 'arm-unknown-linux' >$D/etc/rpm/platform
4. rpm --root=$D --initdb
5. rpmbuild --rebuild --target=arm foobar.src.rpm
6. rpm --root=$D -U foobar.arm.rpm
Actual results:

rpm tells 'package foobar.arm.rpm is intended for a arm architecture'

Expected results:

rpm installs the package

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-02-13 16:04:29 UTC
rpm determines arch very, very early so that per-arch
configuration can be determined. There's no easy way to
do this after the chrott(2) in order to support cross-platform

    --ignorearch  don't verify package architecture