Bug 102609 - rpm can't install i386 or i686 RPM files
Summary: rpm can't install i386 or i686 RPM files
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: ia64 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Blocks: 97942
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Reported: 2003-08-18 16:49 UTC by Albert Fluegel
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-20 15:13:53 UTC
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Description Albert Fluegel 2003-08-18 16:49:14 UTC
Description of problem:
On ia64 the rpm command dumps core, if one tries to install an RPM
that has been packaged on a i386 or i686 architecture. Packaging
identically the same stuff on an ia64 rpm works again. In my opinion
installing an i386 should work as it does work also on x86_64 and
the processor/Redhat-taroon-Beta with the 32-Bit Compatibility-Stuff
installed can execute it and btw also noarch packages can't be
installed either.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rpm-4.2.1-0.29

How reproducible:
Install an RPM from the i386 distribution, that is not present
on an ia64 box

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -i /path/to/package-x.y-i386.rpm
Actual results:

Expected results:
package becomes installed like on x86_64

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-08-20 15:13:53 UTC
Yup. Fixed in rpm-4.2.1-0.31.

Comment 2 Eric Hagberg 2003-09-08 15:54:29 UTC
is this fixed?

I still get rpm crashing on a system I've got here that was upgraded through
up2date a number of times. Unfortunately, the coredump isn't very informative:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x20000000005b4b10 in strcmp () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6.1

And if I "--force --nodeps" the installation seems to complete, but fails to
actually create the files (symlinks are all created) in the /emul tree.

Comment 3 Eric Hagberg 2003-09-09 15:54:35 UTC
Looks like there's also an important file, not owned by any rpm, which is
required to get some i386/i686 rpms installed properly on an ia64 system...
/etc/rpm/macros, which contains:

%_transaction_color	3

Strange that something so important wouldn't be owned by an rpm:

[root@saias34 ia64]# rpm -qf /etc/rpm/macros
file /etc/rpm/macros is not owned by any package

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