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RE: Automatically installing 32-bit libraries on 64-bit machine? (RHEL3)



Interesting...

cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 3 (Taroon Update 5)

rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME} %{VERSION} %{RELEASE} %{ARCH}\n" | grep
-i mesa
XFree86-Mesa-libGL 4.3.0 81.EL i386
XFree86-Mesa-libGLU 4.3.0 81.EL x86_64
XFree86-Mesa-libGL 4.3.0 81.EL x86_64
XFree86-Mesa-libGLU 4.3.0 81.EL i386

cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 3)

rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME} %{VERSION} %{RELEASE} %{ARCH}\n" | grep
-i mesa
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU 6.8.2 1.EL.13.25 x86_64
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL 6.8.2 1.EL.13.25 x86_64
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL 6.8.2 1.EL.13.25 i386
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU 6.8.2 1.EL.13.25 i386


You should have both 32 and 64bit packages installed by default.  Did
perchance someone remove the 'duplicate' packages from the 'broken'
installation?  I've seen this done....

Both of these packages (XFree86-Mesa-libGL & XFree86-Mesa-libGLU) are in
the 'Compatibility Arch Support' install group and, I'm pretty sure that
all appropriate architectures are installed by default.

CC

-----Original Message-----
From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Drew Leske
Sent: Tuesday, 27 June 2006 8:02 AM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: Re: Automatically installing 32-bit libraries on 64-bit
machine? (RHEL3)


Thanks Colin.  I had noticed that some libraries are installed for both,
but 
some definitely are not.  One specific example is libGLU, provided by
the 
XFree86-Mesa-libGLU package.

[root]# rpm -q glibc --queryformat "%{NAME} %{VERSION} %{RELEASE}
%{ARCH}\n" glibc 2.3.2 95.39 i686 glibc 2.3.2 95.39 x86_64 [root]# rpm
-q XFree86-Mesa-libGLU --queryformat "%{NAME} %{VERSION} 
%{RELEASE} %{ARCH}\n"
XFree86-Mesa-libGLU 4.3.0 98.EL x86_64

Believe it or not our users require X libraries to run their numerical 
analysis (on non-interactive machines).  I wonder if only the 64-bit
libGLU 
is provided because nobody saw a need to have both 32-bit and 64-bit 
versions of X available.

Can you suggest a way around this?  At this point it looks like I'll
have to 
take care of this manually or script up my own solution--if the two
flavours 
can even co-exist for some of these packages.

Thanks,
Drew.

Coe, Colin C. wrote:
> Under RHEL3&4, this happens automatically.
> 
> For example, querying the RPM database for info on the 'glibc' package
> gives:
> rpm -q glibc --queryformat "%{NAME} %{VERSION} %{RELEASE} %{ARCH}\n" 
> glibc 2.3.4 2.19 i686 glibc 2.3.4 2.19 x86_64
> 
> The 'up2date' utility will take care of this for you.
> 
> HTH
> 
> CC
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Drew Leske
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 June 2006 7:31 AM
> To: kickstart-list redhat com
> Subject: Automatically installing 32-bit libraries on 64-bit machine?
> (RHEL3)
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> We're using KickStart for clusters and Linux deployment in general, 
> and for the most part we are happy with this.  Recently however we 
> have acquired
> 
> some 64-bit machines to be added into our cluster and there are some 
> issues here.
> 
> We would like to make these resources available for 64-bit computing, 
> and have therefore installed primarily 64-bit libraries on them.  
> However, most
> of our users run 32-bit applications.  At this point there is not
enough
> 
> need for exclusively 64-bit machines, but I would like to make the 
> platform available.
> 
> According to a colleague there is a way with yum to specify that 
> whenever installing a package, a 32-bit version of the package, if 
> available, will be
> installed.  I am not familiar with yum and am limited to RHEL3,
up2date,
> and 
> rpm, but this is the functionality I am looking for.
> 
> I have looked at the documentation for KickStart (RHEL3 and RHEL4) as 
> well as browser this mailing list for information, and of course I've
> searched 
> the web--nada.  Does anybody have any suggestions for how to handle
> this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Drew.
> 

-- 
Drew Leske :: Systems Group/Unix, Computing Services, University of
Victoria
   dleske uvic ca / +1250 472 5055 (office) / +1250 588 4311 (cel)

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