Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811353
python.i686 binary not installed on x86_64 system
Last modified: 2013-04-12 10:56:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I need to use python i686 on a Fedora x86_64 system. I already have python.x86_64 installed and working fine, so, i've installed python.i686 to my system, it installed fine so i understand both packages can coexist.
The problem is both packages install /usr/bin/python, i noted python.i686 didn't overwritten 64-bit python binary, what is good, but, i cannot use 32-bit python. IMHO it should install the binary with a different name, like python-32.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install python.x86_64
2. Install python.i686
3. Try to use 32-bit python
rpm binary coloring will make the x86_64 binary *always* take precedence over the i686 binary. Plus, there could be issues with external C modules. You'll need to build it from source using an alternate prefix.
Could you give, just a few hits on how to build it ?
I've found it on CentOS, and it works.