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Bug 479659 - 64-bit Fedora10 ppc is installing 32-bit Systemtap package
64-bit Fedora10 ppc is installing 32-bit Systemtap package
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
ppc64 All
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Assigned To: Frank Ch. Eigler
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-12 06:52 EST by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2013-01-10 00:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:35:06 EST
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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2009-01-12 06:52:10 EST
=Comment: #0=================================================
Pavan Naregundi <> - 
Freshly installed Fedora10 ppc64 installs 32-bit Systemtap package eventhough F10 iso is shipped
with 64-bit  packages of systemtap.

[root@JS21 ~]# cat /etc/issue
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)

/* Here, yum repo is configured only for F10 DVD iso */
[root@JS21 ~]# yum list | grep "systemtap"
systemtap.ppc                       0.8-1.fc10                         installed
systemtap-runtime.ppc               0.8-1.fc10                         installed
systemtap.ppc64                     0.8-1.fc10                         fedora   
systemtap-runtime.ppc64             0.8-1.fc10                         fedora   

[root@JS21 ~]# uname -a
Linux #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 11:46:31 EST 2008 ppc64 ppc64 ppc64
[root@JS21 ~]#
=Comment: #1=================================================
Mahesh J. Salgaonkar <> - 
can you please let me know what do you get when you run following command:

python -c "import rpmUtils.arch; print rpmUtils.arch.getBestArch()"

=Comment: #3=================================================
Pavan Naregundi <> - 
(In reply to comment #1)
> can you please let me know what do you get when you run following command:
> python -c "import rpmUtils.arch; print rpmUtils.arch.getBestArch()"

[root@JS21 ~]# python -c "import rpmUtils.arch; print rpmUtils.arch.getBestArch()"
[root@JS21 ~]#
Comment 1 Frank Ch. Eigler 2009-01-12 07:28:10 EST
The -runtime package is supposed to match the bitness of the
kernel; the plain systemtap package can be either 32- or 64-bit.
Comment 2 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-02-09 04:21:16 EST
In fedora 11 Alpha I could see same status

$ yum list | grep "systemtap"
systemtap.ppc                       0.8-1.fc11                         installed
systemtap-runtime.ppc               0.8-1.fc11                         installed
systemtap.ppc64                     0.8-1.fc11                         fedora
systemtap-runtime.ppc64             0.8-1.fc11                         fedora
Comment 3 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-02-09 04:30:48 EST
We've had similar issues with RHEL earlier. The problem here is that on a powerpc machine running 64bit kernel, the userspace is still 32bit. Possibly that is leading to the install of 32bit rpms. One needs to figure out what is the yum/rpm magic (if any) that caused the correct rpms to be installed on EL kernels and make sure that is fixed similarly on FedoraX
Comment 4 Frank Ch. Eigler 2009-03-19 12:16:22 EDT
I believe we can only do two things in systemtap proper to fix this:
- put ExcludeArch: into the .spec file to exclude 32-bit ppc from the builds,
  but we received complaints about that
- implement systemtap PR 4037, to make systemtap-runtime natively bi-arch-capable,
  but that's a fair bit of work

So it would be nice if the the distro packaging files were instead changed
to include the ppc64 builds of systemtap in ppc64 kernels/distros.

Are there additional options?  Like .spec-level conflicts?
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2009-03-19 12:37:54 EDT
That won't work because there is only one ppc tree, it is used for both ppc64 installs /and/ ppc installs.  To exclude the .ppc version would mean that you'd be unable to run systemtap on ppc hosts.
Comment 6 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-11-04 05:51:56 EST
------- Comment From 2009-11-04 05:43 EDT-------
Systemtap is still installing 32bit package on latest Fedora12 rawhide. Did we settle at any workaround for this issue?
Comment 7 Frank Ch. Eigler 2009-11-17 19:52:37 EST
It turns out that 32-bit systemtap (including staprun/stapio) builds
already appear to work correctly on 64-bit kernels, so we're about to
close systemtap PR4037.  Please check whether this old ppc concern
is mooted by actual code behavior.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 05:44:13 EST
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Comment 9 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-11-20 03:40:39 EST
------- Comment From 2009-11-20 03:33 EDT-------
Ran 32-bit systemtap test on F12-ppc64 and it is running fine. Here are the results for the run,

=== systemtap Summary ===

# of expected passes		783
# of unexpected failures	71
# of unexpected successes	8
# of expected failures		205
# of unknown successes		1
# of known failures		5
# of untested testcases		39
# of unsupported tests		4

Also test the 32-bit stap with the patch mentioned in comment #4 of PR4037. Result remained the same.

# rpm -qa | grep systemtap
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 02:35:06 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
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