Bug 435226 - ia64 was removed from yum's arch.py
ia64 was removed from yum's arch.py
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora-ia64
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Reported: 2008-02-27 21:56 EST by Doug Chapman
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-27 22:25:14 EST
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Description Doug Chapman 2008-02-27 21:56:41 EST
Description of problem:
yum-3.2.11-1 has broken ia64!!!

in /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rpmUtils/arch.py there used to be:

    # itanium
    "ia64": "i686",

which I agree isn't actually correct, yes ia64 _can_ run i686 binaries (in
emulation mode) but this honestly isn't used anymore and requires a closed
source emulator so isn't a good thing for Fedora :)

however, removing this line isn't the right thing to do.  When this was removed
yum was no longer smart enough to know that .noarch packages should be installed.

The correct fix is:

    # itanium
    "ia64": "noarch",

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Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2008-02-27 22:25:14 EST
Woohoo, evidence someone uses ia64!

patched upstream will be fixed for 3.2.12

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