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Re: How does RPM know what architecture we're on?



On Saturday 24 September 2005 16:03, William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209 
wrote:
> Hi all,
>
>       We recently moved an FC3 system from a box running an i586 processor
> to one running an i686.  We then upgraded the kernel, glibc and ssl stuff
> to the i686 versions.  We had to use the --ignorearch flag to get it done.
> Now, even when we upgrade any of those packages, yum wants to install the
> i386 versions, and rpm says:
>  	package glibc-2.3.5-0.fc3.1 is intended for a i686 architecture
>  	package nptl-devel-2.3.5-0.fc3.1 is intended for a i686 architecture
>
>       Obviously, Anaconda puts info somewhere describing the architecture
> of the installed system.  Any ideas?
>
>          TIA.
>
>
> --
> Bill in Denver

Hi Bill:

All the information you could want on architecture is located in the /proc 
partition.  Look at /proc/cpuinfo for the processor type.

Have you run kudzu or anaconda ( in /usr/sbin) after the swap?  Or an upgrade 
install from the original CDs?

HTH,
Tom

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Tom Taylor
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