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Re: RPM5 On Solaris

From: Rob See <rob@rsee.net>
Date: Sun 02 Nov 2008 - 03:59:32 CET
Message-ID: <490D1794.2060708@rsee.net>
Jeff,

    There is no failure message, yum just silently ignores all non i86pc 
packages in a repo.

-Rob
Jeff Johnson wrote:
>
> On Nov 1, 2008, at 10:27 PM, Rob See wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>>   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-points).
>
> 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
>> Thanks,
>> -Rob
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