Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50115
Packages with same name, different arch indistinguishable
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:12 EDT
Description of Problem:
Where there are several packages with the same name but different
architecture, they are indistinguishable from each other in the "Install"
window. Also, for installed packages, it doesn't seem possible to
tell which arch version of the package was installed. (possibly RPM
limitations rather than GnoRPM?)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert and mount Red Hat 7.1 installation disc 1 (for example)
2. Fire up GnoRPM
3. Click Install
4. Observe duplicate entries for "gzip", "kernel", "glibc", etc.
5. Note that it is not possible to tell which arch version was installed
by querying the installed version of one of the above 3 packages.
Entries for "kernel" might appear as
Would look better as
Ah, that does indeed make it slightly hard to use.
In order to get the developers and maintainers of GnoRPM to look at this bug I
have moved it to the GnoRPM category in the Gnome bug tracker. It can be found
at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58445, where you can add yourself
to the cc-field if you want to recieve information about changes to the bug tatus.
*** Bug 52389 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***