Bug 1360752 - [rfe] provide a way to read out $basearch
[rfe] provide a way to read out $basearch
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf-plugins-core (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Mráka
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Reported: 2016-07-27 07:59 EDT by Gerd v. Egidy
Modified: 2016-07-29 10:57 EDT (History)
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Description Gerd v. Egidy 2016-07-27 07:59:00 EDT
Description of problem:

Currently there is no proper way for the user or a script to read out the content of the $basearch variable used by dnf, e.g. in the repo defintion files in /etc/yum.repos.d/

Using "uname -m" doesn't work, it returns e.g. "armv7l" while the proper $basearch is "armhfp".

This was already a problem with yum:
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/19701/yum-how-can-i-view-variables-like-releasever-basearch-yum0
But the solutions provided there don't work with dnf anymore and do not look like stable interfaces to me.

I think "dnf config-manager --dump" should also output basearch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-2.fc24

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dnf config-manager --dump | grep basearch

Actual results:
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Expected results:
basearch = armhfp
Comment 1 Michael Mráka 2016-07-27 08:28:30 EDT
Created new option for this:

 dnf config-manager --dump-variables

you can combine it with --dump if want both variables and configuration options.

https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf-plugins-core/pull/185
Comment 2 Gerd v. Egidy 2016-07-27 08:55:04 EDT
wow, that was fast. Thank you.
Comment 3 Igor Gnatenko 2016-07-29 10:57:41 EDT
Merged as part of DNF 2.0 release.

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