Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232654
applet erraneously shows package as available for update on 64 bit
Last modified: 2008-07-24 16:04:56 EDT
Description of problem:
The applet shows that firefox is available for update with a red
ball with an exclamation point in it and when you click it, it tells me that
there is a new version of firefox which is available.
In this case an i386 version of firefox is installed on x86_64 box. If we look
at the subscribed channels an update for x86_64 version of firefox is available
and not i386. But applet shows that firefox is available for update though
nothing new is available for i386.
The possible issue could be that applet lists updates based on just the name
rather than considering arch as well
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
- register a 64 bit(with a firefox.i386 installed) to prod
- prod has a firefox.x86_64 available for update.
- now applet shows firefox in the available packages for update even though only
x86_64 version is available.
shows unavailable package as available for update
should not list unavailable packages
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This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
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inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
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*** Bug 232679 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 157011 [details]
illustration of the same happening on RHEL4/i386 xen guest
The same problem with xen RHEL4/i386 full-virt xen guest on F7/x86_64 host.
This request was previously evaluated by Red Hat Product Management
for inclusion in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release, but
Red Hat was unable to resolve it in time. This request will be
reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
seems to be working now .. got fixed probably as part of multi arch enhancements
we did in 4.5/4.6...
It doesn't work for me.
I just up2date'd to "Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 6)"
and it is saying that I still have 1 rpm to update. However, when I run
"up2date -u", it says that "All packages are currently up to date".
I have an x86_64 system, but with a i386 version of firefox installed. It
is this mismatch which seems to be causing the situation.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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