[CentOS-devel] i386/noarch RPMS differences between x86_64 and i386 repos?

James Pearson

james-p at moving-picture.com
Tue Apr 14 09:47:06 UTC 2009

I have my own local copies of the CentOS 5.3 x86_64 and i386 repos - and 
to save space, I ran 'hardlink' over the RPMS directories - however it 
found that a number of the i386 and noarch RPMS in the x86_64 tree were 
'different' from the matching RPMS in the i386 tree.

Out of the 1186 i386/noarch RPMS on the 5.3 x86_64 iso image, 222 are 
different from the matching i386/noarch RPMS from the i386 iso image

The difference appears to be the 'Signature' date - the rest of the info 
from 'rpm -qi' appears identical.

Most of these 'different' RPMS are ones that have been updated in 5.3

Is there a reason why these RPMS have a different signature date?

Not a major issue ...


James Pearson

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