Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163704
request: platform <-> noarch updates
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:52:04 EST
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Description of problem:
Occasionally, a package switches from architecture-specific to noarch, or possibly vice-versa. Yum update does not handle these situations. For example, recently system-config-netboot went to noarch. Nightly yum updates did not take the update, and yum update did not issue an error or warning when executed manually (nor should it have, officially). Up2date did detect the situation, and wanted to do the update (but nightly updates use yum).
It would be good either to detect this situation and warn about it, or simply to do the update. If that's not possible, it should be possible to put into the updated package a flag telling yum that it obsoletes architecture-specific versions, so that yum then does the update automatically. Likely, what works for up2date will work for yum.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3
2. Do a yum update
3. Notice that system-config-netboot didn't update
Actual Results: system-config-netboot didn't update
Expected Results: system-config-netboot should have updated
Yum 2.3.X fixes this problem.
I doubt this change will be backported.