Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 435619
When issuing "yum install foo" on a 64-bit installation, both the x86 and 64 bit packages are being installed
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:02:05 EST
Description of problem:
When issuing "yum install foo" on a 64-bit installation, both the x86 and 64 bit
packages are being installed which may confuse users.
I know that there is a way to prevent yum from doing it, but the way to go is
probably to only install the 64-bit packages on a 64-bit installation by default.
For Fed-8 there is a yum-basearchonly plugin, which does what you want. For
Fedora 9 we've integrated the feature into core yum, and _might_ be changing the
default policy to only install the x86_64 packages (currently yum follows the
Fedora policy, which is to install both).
Good. Then I just want you to encourage to change the default policy ;)