There is no failure message, yum just silently ignores all non i86pc
packages in a repo.
Jeff Johnson wrote:
> 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
> 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 03:59:33 2008