Bug 733856 - Also include OpenJDK i686 in Fedora x86-64 (repeated regressions)
Summary: Also include OpenJDK i686 in Fedora x86-64 (repeated regressions)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Deepak Bhole
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-27 18:29 UTC by Bryan J. Smith
Modified: 2012-08-07 15:56 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 15:56:44 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Bryan J. Smith 2011-08-27 18:29:22 UTC
Description of problem:

Too many 32-bit applications require OpenJDK i686 and plug-ins on x86-64.  As such, Fedora x86-64 repositories should include both OpenJDK i686 and x86-64.

This seems to be a repeat regression over several years now.  Fedora release (and in the case of Enterprise Linux Supplementary, Red Hat product) management seems to "clean house" and remove the OpenJDK i686 packages from release/update every now and then.  Then after several bugs (and in the case of EL, Customer Cases), they are re-included.

Understand there are additional considerations, and have been in the past (such as bug#590574).  But there is no technical reason why OpenJDK i686 cannot exist in the x86-64 repositories alongside OpenJDK x86-64.  This is a known, repeat requirement, and I have seen YUM repos (and RHN channels) have the i686 packages yanked, only to return, then get yanked again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 14, 15

How reproducible:

Infrequent.  Sometimes the OpenJDK i686 packages exist in repo.  Sometimes they are all removed.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  n/a
Actual results:


Expected results:


Additional info:

Comment 1 Bryan J. Smith 2011-08-27 18:41:01 UTC
Re-verified they co-exist just fine when pulling from fedora-i386 as well (see /etc/yum.repo.d/fedora-i386.repo file in-line at the end).

# yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk.i686 java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel.i686 java-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64 java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel.x86_64

The _only_ time I get conflicts duringan update is when someone yanks the OpenJDK i686 packages out of Fedora x86_64 repos.  Please explain why this seems to be a regular issue and regression.  I've also noted this affects Enterprise Linux Supplementary channels in the past as well.

For countless support, there needs to be OpenJDK i686 packages in Fedora x86_64.  I can only assume someone is assuming they are not required.  Seen this too many times in Fedora and Enterprise Linux over the last few years.  Again, I'm still looking for an explanation why this occurs from time-to-time.

--- /etc/yum.repo.d/fedora-i386.repo ---

name=Fedora $releasever - i386
includepkgs=java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin

name=Fedora $releasever - i386 - Updates
includepkgs=java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2012-08-07 15:56:46 UTC
This message is a notice that Fedora 15 is now at end of life. Fedora
has stopped maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 15. It is
Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no
longer maintained. At this time, all open bugs with a Fedora 'version'
of '15' have been closed as WONTFIX.

(Please note: Our normal process is to give advanced warning of this
occurring, but we forgot to do that. A thousand apologies.)

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, feel free to reopen
this bug and simply change the 'version' to a later Fedora version.

Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that
we were unable to fix it before Fedora 15 reached end of life. If you
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it
against a later version of Fedora, you are encouraged to click on
"Clone This Bug" (top right of this page) and open it against that
version of Fedora.

Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes
bugs or makes them obsolete.

The process we are following is described here:

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.