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Bug 21214 - architecture "aliases" are not used
architecture "aliases" are not used
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
Aaron Brown
: 21237 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-11-21 20:06 EST by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-23 02:32:19 EST
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-11-21 20:06:44 EST
even if running RedHat 7.0 on a i686 architecture, the RHN Update Agent
would only use the i386 versions of the packages

there is a :


entry on /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid

but the glibc-2.2-5.i386.rpm would be installed instead of the
glibc-2.2-5.i686.rpm that is best suited for this "architecture"

to be fair, i am not sure if this is a bug on the up2date scripts or in the
way the up2date "metadata" is build from the available updates

hope i could be of more help
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-11-28 11:54:19 EST
Cristian:  are you sure you are doing architecture scoring right?
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-11-28 14:52:05 EST
*** Bug 21237 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-11-28 15:05:25 EST
*** Bug 21237 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-12-18 20:48:03 EST
FWIW latest glibc (2.2-9) errata is not "correctly" updated with the up2date

the "correct" rpm can be installed using :

  rpm -Uvh --force glibc-2.2-9-${ARCH}.rpm (where ARCH={i586,i686}

as a workaround
Comment 5 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-12-23 02:32:16 EST
no more workaround AFAIK, latest up2date update (2.1.7-1) selected the right
glibc architecture (i686) on a i686 system
Comment 6 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-12-23 02:36:19 EST
even if not on the "Bug IDs fixed" on :


this is already fixed

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