[CentOS-devel] yum metadata for the c5-testing repository now has sqlite db as well

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Sat Aug 16 23:50:00 UTC 2008


On Sat, 2008-08-16 at 16:49 -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Seth Vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-08-16 at 14:50 -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> 
> >> To add a bit more observation in this area...
> >>
> >> When doing a 'yum groupinstall "foo bar", some of the groups do pull
> >> i386 packages.  Again, this is on a pure x86_64 system.
> >>
> >> I will stop this type of test unless there is something else I need to
> >> try out.  At lease there was some improvement with the current version
> >> of yum.
> >
> > yum 3.2.17 and above set:
> > mutlilib_policy=best in yum.conf under [main] and it will only install
> > x86_64 pkgs.
> >
> > this is documented in the yum.conf file man page.
> >
> > -sv
> 
> Thanks.  That did it.  By the way it is multilib_policy :-)
> 
> >From the behavior I have seen, I assume 'all' is the default if not
> specified.  Wouldn't it be better if 'best'  is made the default
> option?  Most people will probably not be aware of this option (when
> the new yum hit the street) and therefore will be installing
> unnecessary i386 packages on their x86_64 machines. ???
> 

all has been the default behavior forever. We're experimenting with
changing that default in fedora, but I think it is a  bad idea to change
defaults in the middle of a centos release.

-sv




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