[CentOS] Centos and Dual Core Opteron in a Tyan Mobo

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Mon May 22 09:53:49 UTC 2006

Lists wrote:
>> What this means is, you can't run i386 items (like Open Office) on your
>> x86_64 machine that you want to use for building packages.
> Does using mock get around this restriction?

mock will use its own versions of yum config's to build the chroots and
rpms - so you can configure it to ignore all non x86_64 and non noarch
packages, which works fine.

You can then build either i386 or x86_64 rpm's using mock. BUT, some
packages that look at machine type and kernel arch running etc will fail
for i386 builds on a x86_64 system, either in mock or any other form of
chroot under x86_64.

- KB
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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