[CentOS] Anaconda allows x86_64 CD/DVD to be used to install i386 system
alex at milivojevic.org
Wed May 3 11:58:18 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
>> As subject says. I just noticed that Anaconda allows x86_64 CD/DVD to
>> be used to install i386 system (using network installation, of course).
> errr... you mean its installing i386 packages from the x86_64 media ? I
> find that very hard to believe......
>> This is basically broken. For example, yum will believe that it is
>> installed on x86_64, not on i386. So when you do for example yum
>> update, it will try to install x86_64 packages on i386 system. Which
> errr.. no it wont. take a look at how yum decides arch...
>> isn't going to fly, since installed kernel is 32-bit (so you get broken
>> executables). It can also play havoc with postinstall scripts that will
>> detect they are being run under 64-bit kernel during installation, but
>> resulting system is really 32-bit.
> Can you provide some details on howto reproduce this ? a copy of the 3
> files in /root from postinstall would be nice. maybe post them somewhere
> online and a url here.
Sorry, I should have been a bit more detailed.
Let say the tree on my install server looks like this:
If I use x86_64 media to boot, but by mistake in ks.cfg file I had
Anaconda will happily install from i386 tree. All the packages on the
system will be i386. However, $basearch in yum will expand to x86_64.
First time you do "yum update" your system will be basically broken (yum
will install 64-bit binaries on something that is basically 32-bit
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