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Re: Heads up: NoArch Sub Packages Feature continues

2009/6/15 Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org>

On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Rex Dieter wrote:

Seth Vidal wrote:

So if you're on x86_64

and you have foo-1.1.i386 and foo-1.0.x86_64

and you run:

yum install foo

you would expect foo-1.1.i386 to be installed instead of foo-1.0.x86_64?


Yes, really, imo, ymmv, and all that.

read that again? You would expect higher ver i386 to install over x86_64 ON an x86_64 box?

Would this actually be a problem? Assuming what Rex said yum prefers highest version first and then closest arch second. Unless the maintainer messes around with the build archs then the version on each arch would be the same and yum would keep x86_64. If on the other hand the maintiner deliberately disabled x86_64 because (however unlikely) upstream stopped supporting it then installing i386 over x86_64 in the next version probably makes more sense anyway.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't...

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