Description of problem:
On my test installation there are _only_ x86_64 and noarch packages.
With the lastest rawhide update a try of 'yum update' causes:
compat-db i386 4.3.29-2.fc7 development 1.9 M
replacing db4-devel.x86_64 4.3.29-9.fc6
Installing for dependencies:
glibc i686 2.5.90-8 development 5.2 M
libgcc i386 4.1.1-41 development 78 k
libstdc++ i386 4.1.1-41 development 346 k
Bummer! That is definitely not a desired result. BTW -
compat-db.x86_64 is scheduled for an installation too.
OK, lets try the other way which luckily works:
# yum update 'db4*'
db4 x86_64 4.5.20-3.fc7 development 1.1 M
db4-devel x86_64 4.5.20-3.fc7 development 2.4 M
Updating for dependencies:
compat-db x86_64 4.3.29-2.fc7 development 1.8 M
Oh! No i386 packages and related dependencies this time! And
following that with 'yum update' brings in all remaining packages
without any attempts to add anything for an unneeded architecture.
So, depending on how you are doing that effects are different.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200643 ***