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Re: yum, x86_64 and i386: the never ending story



On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 01:31 +0100, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> sorry that I bring up this topic once again: why does yum install i386
> packages on a x86_64 system during groupinstall?
> 
> # yum groupinstall XFCE
> ...
> Dependencies Resolved
> 
> =============================================================================
>  Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
> =============================================================================
> Installing:
>  Thunar                  i386       0.8.0-3.fc8      fedora            5.2 M
>  xfce-mcs-plugins        x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            593 k
>  xfce-utils              x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            346 k
>  xfce4-appfinder         x86_64     4.4.1-2.fc8      fedora            264 k
>  xfce4-mailwatch-plugin  x86_64     1.0.1-7.fc8      fedora            365 k
>  xfce4-mixer             x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            216 k
>  xfce4-session-engines   x86_64     4.4.1-2.fc8      fedora            325 k
>  xfprint                 i386       4.4.1-2.fc8      fedora            584 k
>  xfprint                 x86_64     4.4.1-2.fc8      fedora            587 k
> Installing for dependencies:
>  Terminal                x86_64     0.2.6-3.fc8      fedora            1.2 M
>  Thunar                  x86_64     0.8.0-3.fc8      fedora            5.2 M
>  exo                     i386       0.3.2-3.fc8      fedora            679 k
>  exo                     x86_64     0.3.2-3.fc8      fedora            681 k
>  libxfce4mcs             i386       4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora             46 k
>  libxfce4mcs             x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora             48 k
>  libxfce4util            x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora             74 k
>  libxfce4util            i386       4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora             73 k
>  libxfcegui4             x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            278 k
>  libxfcegui4             i386       4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            277 k
>  mousepad                x86_64     0.2.12-3.fc8     fedora             89 k
>  xfce-mcs-manager        x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            382 k
>  xfce4-panel             i386       4.4.1-4.fc8      fedora            530 k
>  xfce4-panel             x86_64     4.4.1-4.fc8      fedora            535 k
>  xfce4-session           i386       4.4.1-2.fc8      fedora            509 k
>  xfce4-session           x86_64     4.4.1-2.fc8      fedora            510 k
>  xfdesktop               x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            2.7 M
>  xfwm4                   x86_64     4.4.1-3.fc8      fedora            1.3 M
> 
> To me this looks like xfprint.i386 and Thunar.i386 are installed by
> accident and then pull in the all the rest. Can anybody explain this to
> me? 
> 
> I don't think that this behavior is desired by 99 % of the users.

I'm pretty sure that that statistic is made up.

it's something we'll be working on as a result of the multilib
discussion we had early in the beginning of the f9 cycle.

-sv



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