[CentOS-devel] Re: New nx/freenx RPMS for CentOS-4 i386 in the Testing Repo

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Fri Nov 24 12:14:21 UTC 2006


On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 05:23 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 22:49 +0100, Kay Diederichs wrote:

<snip>

> > > 
> > > Testing repository .repo file:
> > > http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/CentOS-Testing.repo
> > > 
> > > Packages can be download manually here:
> > > http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/testing/i386/RPMS/

> > 
> > I have been using the 32bit CentOS-provided freenx / nx successfully on 
> > x86_64 systems. I believe they require
> > nxsetup --purge --uninstall
> > nxsetup
> > after the initial install, but then they work just fine.
> > Now I'd like to update them to the testing ones, using yum. How can I do 
> > this - the .repo file in your posting does not work - my $basearch is 
> > wrong !? I think yum should have an option to override $basearch, or the 
> > i386 packages should somehow be visible in the x86_64 repo.
> > 
> > Clearly I can download the .rpms and run yum or rpm directly, but there 
> > ought to be a more elegant way ...


> They are both .i386 packages and I could put them in the x86_64 repo ...
> but I haven't checked that all the dependancies are meet in the other
> parts of the x86_64 repo.
> 
> I will test that now and see if that is the case.
> 
> The source from No Machine will not compile on x86_64, or we would have
> an x86_64 version.  Since the source did not work for x86_64, I was
> concentrating on making that work and I didn't think to try to make the
> i386 version work on x86_64 :)
> 
> For the purposes of testing, could you please manually download them and
> install ... and if everything i386 required to support NX/FREENX is in
> the base x86_64 repo already, then when we move these into production, I
> can also put it into the x86_64 repo too.
> 
> I am going to start looking at that aspect of it right now.

OK ... if you haven't manually installed yet, try now with yum.

I validated that the requires are meet and I got it to install on an
x86_64 machine OK.

I did not have to rerun nxsetup either ... it worked OK after copying
the client key into the NX client on the connecting machine.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes
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