Bug 428513 - dependencies have different 32/64bit rules than installs
dependencies have different 32/64bit rules than installs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-12 11:20 EST by cje
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-12 12:30:06 EDT
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Description cje 2008-01-12 11:20:42 EST
Description of problem:
when yum picks up packages as dependencies it'll only install the x86_64
version.  if i specify the dependencies explicitly on the command line then it
picks up both i386 and x86_64.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
always afaik.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum remove mono-core (it removes tomboy and a few others)
2. try yum install tomboy (it says it's going to put all the x86_64 packages
back.  cancel that.)
3. try yum install tomboy mono-core (it installs both versions of mono-core)
Actual results:
as above

Expected results:
step 2 (by dependency) and step 3 (explicit) should do the same thing.

Additional info:
this problem was highlighted by attempting a yum upgrade from f7 to f8.  on the
yumupgradefaq it's handled to a certain extent by recommending a "yum
groupinstall sound-and-video gnome-desktop".

a workaround for the entire system is:
yum install `rpm -qa --qf "%{n}-%{v}-%{r} "`

once the system's in this state running the above tends to produce lots of file
conflicts so you have to remove stuff and reinstall explicitly specifying each

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2008-03-12 12:30:06 EDT
Half of this bug in rpm and requires without arches and laying down multilib
files in different transactions and half of it is yum.

in yum 3.2.10 and above(which you can get from rawhide) you can set
multilib_policy=best in your yum.conf and then yum install commands will only
operate on the single arch for your system, not on the compat arch, too.

With regard to updates that's a component we have to fix in the packaging and/or
in rpm.

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