[CentOS] Update issue - tar package problem?

Wed Jun 13 19:57:58 UTC 2012
Leonard den Ottolander <leonard at den.ottolander.nl>

Hello Tom,

On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 17:12 +0100, Tom Brown wrote:
> To close the loop on this by making the 32 bit tar package available
> to the system during the update allowed the update to progress as it
> got pulled in as a dep during the yum run and all was happy.

I suppose my idea that this might not be a multi arch issue is probably
bogus. This issue might be worth reporting upstream, although I think
you should report this against redhat-lsb, not tar.

It might have something to do with rpm assuming the
Requires: /bin/tar
in the redhat-lsb spec file to be a i386 binary by default. If you look
at that spec file you see that all required libraries have a conditional
arch qualifier. Perhaps that is actually needed for explicitly required
binaries too. Although that might still cause a catch 22 when upgrading
redhat-lsb for both archs as in this case the requirement for one of the
archs is still unsatisfied as only one /bin/tar is available. Anyway,
probably worth reporting upstream.


mount -t life -o ro /dev/dna /genetic/research