Bug 306641 - chance to choose to install only x86_64 packages
chance to choose to install only x86_64 packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-26 06:03 EDT by Gianluca Cecchi
Modified: 2008-01-16 15:48 EST (History)
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Description Gianluca Cecchi 2007-09-26 06:03:18 EDT
Description of problem:
When you install on x86_64, it keeps installing many x86 packages (402 in my
case, out of 1766 totally installed for f8t2)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install x86_64 version of f8t2
2. yum remove glibc.i686
3. see all the x86 packages included to remove for dependancy
Actual results:
many x86 packages are by default installed

Expected results:
a way to choose between this default of multilib policy, but also chance to
install only x86_64 packages. 
In the same way obtained if after install time you do a
yum install yum-basearchonly
Is this possible to enable at install time....?

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-01-16 15:48:04 EST
No, there is current no way to provide this functionality.  This is just how our
86_64 platform is set up right now - you get these i386 packages as well for
compatibility (think needing to run plugins that are only compiled for i386).  I
don't know what the overall Fedora multilib plan is, but anaconda will go with
this for now until we make a distribution-wide change.

It's possible for you to later remove lots of i386 packages using yum and then
disallow upgrades or installs of all other i386 packages, however.  We just
don't want to start exposing this sort of stuff in anaconda.

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