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Re: [RFC] unified i386/x86_64 install media.



On 11/25/2009 03:39 PM, James Antill wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 13:18 +0100, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
>> Also, the way I understand this works, you can just include x86_64
>> packages in the one repository...
> 
>  You can but that will break x86_64, because i386 will need i386
> packages that x86_64 must not have as multilib.

I understand that, I think, but, if you start out saying you're x86_64,
why or how does it ever come to selecting the i?86 version of a package
over the x86_64 version of a package? I'm just assuming YUM takes x86_64
over i?86 any time (best match arch or something), unless specifically
told otherwise?

>  As Seth said, you can have one giant directory of packages and just
> different repodata pointing to subsets.

Yeah, I know. Sounds perfectly feasible. Yet $me curious.

>  As Jesse said you could also use hardlinks/symlinks in the x86_64 repo.
>  Or you could even create three repos. i386, x86_64 and i386-common (not
> that I think that will be better than the other two options).
> 

And noarch, and noarch! ;-)

-- Jeroen


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