Bug 506466 - universal service packs
universal service packs
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2009-06-17 08:57 EDT by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-17 08:59:59 EDT
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2009-06-17 08:57:09 EDT
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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.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-06-17 08:59:59 EDT
We can't do this. To a 32 bit yum install, downloading 64 bit packages is just impossible.
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2009-06-17 09:25:44 EDT
It isn't really impossible.  The repos all have something like

mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch

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

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