Bug 143521 - yum puts files in /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages
yum puts files in /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-12-21 17:05 EST by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:50 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-21 17:18:51 EST
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2004-12-21 17:05:07 EST
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Description of problem:
yum packaged for x86_64 seems to improperly put files in
/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages. It should be
/usr/lib64/python2.3/site-packages. This package isn't alone, and I
discovered this problem while trying to install bittorrent from


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qf yum | grep site-packages
2. rpm -qf python | grep site-packages


Actual Results:  yum uses /usr/lib and python uses /usr/lib64

Expected Results:  yum and python use /usr/lib64

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-12-21 17:18:51 EST
yum is noarch, hence its python files go in /usr/lib.  Multilib arches
like x86_64 search both /usr/lib64 and /usr/lib for python files.

Otherwise, it would be impossible to have a noarch python package.
Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2004-12-21 17:32:00 EST
I forgot to take noarch into account. In my head I was comparing yum
to python and one is noarch and the other is i386.

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