Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470938
yumdownload --archlist=x86_64 downloads i386 rpm on i686
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:06:46 EST
Description of problem:
I wanted to download x86_64 packages on my i686 machine, therefore I used--archlist=x86_64 as an argument, but it only downloaded the i386 package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yumdownloader -v --noplugins --archlist=x86_64 aircrack-ng
Should download x86_64 rpm
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The process we are following is described here:
--archlist doesn't change the $basearch value in your yum.conf and .repo files. So yumdownloader is getting only the compatible pkgs to the x86_64 architecture.
use setarch and it should set $basearch properly
Otherwise this will have to wait until it is possible to set the specific arch from yum itself.
I do not understand what --archlist is supposed to, do or why downloading the i386 rpms is the right beheaviour. yumdownloader --help says:
| --archlist=ARCHLIST only download packages of certain architecture(s)
Maybe if it is not possible to download the packages for the specified arch, then it should not download anything at all. Or can you maybe explain for which use cases this options exists?
Since it is possible to use setarch externally, couldn't yumdownloader call itself with the approprate setarch commandline, e.g.:
if sys.argv == "--setarch":
This works at least nicely on x86_64 with --setarch i386, but it seems that setarch x86_64 does not work on i686.
Is it planned to be able to set a specific arch from yum itself?
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