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Bug 174138 - yum/python/libselinux 32/64-bit dependency problems
yum/python/libselinux 32/64-bit dependency problems
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-11-24 19:53 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-09 17:38:05 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 2005-11-24 19:53:07 EST
After a rawhide 'yum update' today, yum no longer worked. 
It had installed 64-bit python, including /usr/bin/python, because libselinux
requires _libpython_.

When yum was run with the 64-bit /usr/bin/python, it refused to load
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/rpm/_rpmmodule.so, because that's a 32-bit library.

This 'fixed' it:
rpm -e python.ppc64 libselinux.ppc64 hal.ppc64 dbus.ppc64 pam.ppc64
dbus-glib.ppc64 nss_ldap.ppc64 pam_krb5.ppc64
rpm -Uhv python-2.4.2-2.ppc.rpm  --force

Perhaps /usr/bin/python and libpython should be in separate binary packages, if
there are going to be biarch dependencies on libpython? Or perhaps the
libselinux python bindings should be put in a separate package?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-11-28 14:56:29 EST
I'd suspect both, possibly.

Any python bindings will require the actual same bitwidth of an interpreter.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2006-01-02 12:49:31 EST
Split libselinux out into separate packages.  libselinux-python should solve the


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