[CentOS-devel] yum metadata for the c5-testing repository now has sqlite db as well
amyagi at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 00:05:45 UTC 2008
On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Seth Vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> 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.
As you just pointed out, multilib_policy is new as of yum 3.2.17. So
as far as CentOS is concerned, it should be okay to start with the
'best' option ? (pun not intended).
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