Bug 254095 - yum only showing i386 packages for install or update on an x86_64 install
Summary: yum only showing i386 packages for install or update on an x86_64 install
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum   
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Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-24 03:18 UTC by -M
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-24 20:15:04 UTC
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Description -M 2007-08-24 03:18:16 UTC
yum is only showing i386 packages for install or update on my x86_64 install and
according to the yum wiki this is unexpected behavior.

I have verified that it's accessing the proper repos and that there is no
exclude in my yum.conf file and uname -p show x86_64.

Thus I can find no explanation for this behavior, hence the bug report.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-08-24 13:50:12 UTC
What's in /etc/rpm/platform?

And can you provide yum -d6 update?  

Comment 2 -M 2007-08-24 19:45:51 UTC
cat /etc/rpm/platform

I changed that to read:


Now, it functions correctly, seems like that's something that should have
changed during the update procedure.

I haven't found the usage of that file for yum documented anywhere, is it?

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-08-24 20:15:04 UTC
Upgrading from one arch to another isn't supported and the installer says that
during the upgrade procedure.

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