[CentOS] X86_64, Groupinstall KDE fails

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Mon May 1 14:56:52 UTC 2006


On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Jim Perrin wrote:

>> It appears that packages openssl and fontconfig are conflicting with
>> themselves! (?!?)
>
> Yes, they are. You're suffering from x86 vs x86_64.
>
> create a ~/.rpmmacros file containing:
> %_query_all_fmt %%{name}-%%{version}-%%{release}.%%{arch}

This one seems to come up a lot.  Should this be the default, or the 
default on all non-i386 platforms?

A year ago, it was reasonable to assume that anyone with non-i386 hardware 
knew enough to find this trick.  I don't think this assumption is true 
now; my neighbor's 14-year-old son has a x86_64 laptop and claims to
never have heard of AMD.

-David



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