On May 12, 2010, at 2:52 PM, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> muny20:/tmp# rpm -i biosflash-1.2-1.x86_64.rpm
> package biosflash-1.2-1 is intended for a x86_64 architecture
Hmmm ... there's --badarch if you jsut want the install to happen.
Otherwise one needs to run rpm --showrc and track the
displayed information back into /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc configuration
and add/change the arch compatibility tables.
> muny20:/tmp# uname -m
> muny20:/tmp# rpm --version
> RPM version 4.4.1
With 4.4.1 (and I forget 4.0.2) there's also /etc/rpm/platform,
which _SHOULD_ be used in lieu of uname(2) whenever possible.
The file contains a single
There's setarch(1) too, but that's painful overkill imho.
> On another machine with an older rpm binary:
> eou15:/tmp# rpm -i foo-1.1.1.x86_64.rpm
> eou15:/tmp# uname -m
> eou15:/tmp# rpm --version
> RPM version 4.0.2
diff the --showrc output (or the /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc files).
> I did compile the new rpm binary with
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --without-selinux --build i386-gnu-linux
> I did pick i386-gnu-linux because I have a 32bit userland and I did not
> want a 64bit rpm binary. I'm not sure if this baked in my arch in the rpm
> binary though, I hope not.
Its not baked in the rpm binary. But your goose is cooked no matter what.
> The old rpm:
> eou15:/tmp# grep -r x86-64 /usr/lib/rpm
> The new rpm:
> muny20:/tmp# grep -r x86-64 /usr/lib/rpm
> /usr/lib/rpm/magic:>>18 leshort 62 AMD x86-64,
> Binary file /usr/lib/rpm/magic.mgc matches
> Any idea how I can tell the new rpm to rely on my arch as in uname -m as
> opposed to whatever else it is doing?
Its a bit tricky because of the "automagic", but the arch stuff is buried
in configure and installplatform (there's a a nasty piece of scripting, sigh)
You really want /etc/rpm/platform, not uname(2) and voo-doo asm fixups
for when uname(2) _LIES_ through setarch(8).
73 de Jeff
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Received on Wed May 12 22:16:02 2010