Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 378301
yum repos don't point to ppc64 update/debuginfo files
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:43:33 EST
With a fedora8-equipped PS3, yum does not appear to see some ppc64 updates
in yum check-update. It is as if the fedora-update*repo files refer to URLs
that exclude some of the needed files. Specifically, kernel-debuginfo.
Adding a new "ppc64"-flavoured, baseurl-only clause to the yum repo file,
This is going to be extremely difficult to resolve cleanly. David, I'm up for
Why can't the solution used for x86-64 work here? That is, having a combined
ppc64/ppc updates/ directory?
Because there is no kernel-debuginfo.i386 in the x86_64 repo, so it isn't
actually fixed there.
We may be able to fix it later with other multilib changes being discussed today.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Because there is no kernel-debuginfo.i386 in the x86_64 repo, so it isn't
> actually fixed there.
But I'm not looking for the analogous kernel-debuginfo.ppc, just the .ppc64 -
the same situation as for x86-64.
> We may be able to fix it later with other multilib changes being discussed today.
OK, looking forward to it.
No, kernel-debuginfo.ppc64 _is_ analogous to kernel-debuginfo.i386. On PPC64 we
favour ppc32 packages and ppc64 is the 'secondary' architecture. On x86_64 we
favour x86_64 packages and i386 is the 'secondary' architecture.
One of Bill's improvements to the plan laid out in the multilib tracker bug
(#235752) is the suggestion that x86_64 machines wishing to install i386 stuff
could just use the _normal_ i386 repository, rather than having the packages
appear in any x86_64-specific repository. If we make the tools cope with those
extra packages properly (i.e. not _installing_ them all just because they're
there), that seems like it would be the right thing to do. And would address
this problem too.