+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #470938 +++
Description of problem:
When trying to download x86_64 packages and explicitly using --archlist=x86_64 it also downloads i686 packages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(happens with any package except for noarch)
$ yumdownloader --archlist=x86_64 qt5-qttools
(1/2): qt5-qttools-5.2.0-0.10.rc1.fc20.i686.rpm | 3.8 MB 00:00:01
(2/2): qt5-qttools-5.2.0-0.10.rc1.fc20.x86_64.rpm | 3.8 MB 00:00:03
It downloads the package for all architectures available from repos.
It should only download the x86_64 package, as per the documentation:
$ yumdownloader | grep -A1 archlist
only download packages of certain architecture(s)
FWIW, using yum reinstall qt5-qttools --downloadonly --downloaddir=. it works as expected, but probably just because only the x86_64 package is installed.
Also tried to explicitly set the basearch as proposed the original bug seems to suggest via:
yum-config-manager --save --setopt=basearch=x86_64
But that has no effect, also manpage of yum.conf doesn't mention either setarch or basearch, only $basearch as variable for repo configuration, so this is probably no valid setting at all.
Hello Florian, the documentation is actually inaccurate here, --archlist limits architectures to the given and all compatible with the given. I have fixed the documentation upstream. For your use case please use the following command:
yumdownloader -x \*i686 --archlist=x86_64 qt5-qttools
thanks for the hint, will certainly try that :)
Would my assumption be correct, that on x86_64 it would be enough to simply exclude i686, without using --archlist at all?
You might also want to exclude these arches: athlon, i586, i486, i386, noarch, because they all are compatible with x86_64.
yum-utils-1.1.31-22.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing yum-utils-1.1.31-23.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
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yum-utils-1.1.31-23.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.