On Nov 1, 2008, at 10:27 PM, Rob See wrote:
> I've been using RPM5 on OpenSolaris for a couple weeks now
> (currently 5.1.4.) I just installed yum aswell. I've run into a
> problem where yum doesn't think that noarch packages are acceptable,
> so it ignores them and only displays i86pc packages. I think it gets
> its list from rpm. I know there used to be some rpmrc code that
> defined compatible archs, and remapped i86pc to i386. I'm ok with
> i86pc staying that way, but I need to find a way to have rpm think
> noarch is compatible. Any suggestions as to where I should look/what
> I could patch ?
Can you include the exact failure message please?
Note that rpm5 has dependencies on pernerntdirs and symlink end-points
that yum doesn't wish to deal with.
yum is still usable if the parentdir dependencies are stubbed out.
That can be done by suppling the unpackaged directories in
/etc/rpm/sysinfo/Dirnames (and similarly Filelinktos for symlink end-
Basically what is need is
mkdir -p /etc/rpm/sysinfo
rpm -Va --nofiles --orphandirs > /etc/rpm/sysinfo/Dirnames
Using the smart package manager is another alternative to using yum.
73 de Jeff
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Received on Sun Nov 2 03:56:46 2008