Trying to install an RPM from nautilus gives me the following:
Can't install /home/drzeus/.PackageKit/native-cache/thinlinc-client-3.2.0post-3238.i686.rpm as no transaction
I have no idea what that means or what I'm supposed to do about it. :)
I guess this might be a yum issue:
# yum install '/home/drzeus/Downloads/thinlinc-client-3.2.0post-3238.i686.rpm'
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Examining /home/drzeus/Downloads/thinlinc-client-3.2.0post-3238.i686.rpm: thinlinc-client-3.2.0post-3238.i686
Marking /home/drzeus/Downloads/thinlinc-client-3.2.0post-3238.i686.rpm as an update to thinlinc-client-3.2.0-3128.i586
Error: Nothing to do
Moving to yum.
I've also noticed that upgrading to another i586 version works fine. So the problem seems to be that yum isn't correctly handling the i586 to i686 transition.
Found it. It is this lovely piece of code in site-packages/yum/__init__.py:
# check to see if the pkg we want to install is not _quite_ the newest
# one but still technically an update over what is installed.
#FIXME - potentially do the comparables thing from what used to
# be in cli.installPkgs() to see what we should be comparing
# it to of what is installed. in the meantime name.arch is
# most likely correct
pot_updated = self.rpmdb.searchNevra(name=available_pkg.name, arch=available_pkg.arch)
if pot_updated and self.allowedMultipleInstalls(available_pkg):
# only compare against the newest of what's installed for kernel
pot_updated = sorted(pot_updated)[-1:]
This code is not working as expected on ia32 as it does not consider arch changes. I'm not sure why the arch check is there, or why anything of that check is there (it isn't in any of the other update code paths). Hence I cannot provide a suggested patch.
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