Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506466
universal service packs
Last modified: 2013-03-13 01:45:14 EDT
Description of problem:
If I have say a x86_64 system, I would like to create a service pack that contains both 32-bit and 64-bit equivalents for the same packages similar to the concept of universal or fat binaries so a user is able to use the same service pack regardless of the architecture.
We can't do this. To a 32 bit yum install, downloading 64 bit packages is just impossible.
It isn't really impossible. The repos all have something like
Replace the basearch with the right value and you get the packages you want. I will explain the use case. I run a install fest and provide a single service pack of commonly used third party repo packages to all the users who get the packages regardless of the architecture