[CentOS] CentOS6.6 installation failure

Mon Apr 20 14:18:12 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 04/20/2015 08:48 AM, lhecking at users.sourceforge.net wrote:
>> I would say to eliminate issues, the first thing to make sure is that
>> your mailcap package is, indeed, good.
>  Summary: it's a good package, but the wrong package for the location.
>  I downloaded the package from a different mirror, and the install proceeds
>  past it. However, now it stops at redhat-logos, with the same error
>  An interesting observation: I now have several copies of the mailcap package
>  on my system. When I compare md5sums, I see this:
>  CentOS 6.4 tree:
> 029213d1c7b79c0dfa4f6d8063dbdce6  mailcap-2.1.31-2.el6.noarch.rpm (i386)
> 65e231403f819bea3dce22adee5cb373  mailcap-2.1.31-2.el6.noarch.rpm (x86_64)
>  CentOS 6.6 tree, where the x86_64 version was replaced with a fresh copy:
> 029213d1c7b79c0dfa4f6d8063dbdce6  mailcap-2.1.31-2.el6.noarch.rpm (i386)
> 029213d1c7b79c0dfa4f6d8063dbdce6  mailcap-2.1.31-2.el6.noarch.rpm (x86_64)
> 65e231403f819bea3dce22adee5cb373  mailcap-2.1.31-2.el6.noarch.rpm.dist (previous)
>  The packages in 6.4 are different for each arch, but in 6.6 they are the same.
>  It appears this relates to how precisely you guys build a distribution?
>  IIRC I took a shortcut when upgrading my repositories from 6.x -> 6.x+1
>  by pre-populating the directories with the previous version to save some b/w.
>  This could be the reason for what I see here.
>  Now, if there were checksum files for everything, I knew which rpms I need
>  to download again, but there aren't. Looks like the noarch packages are a
>  good start, though.

All the noarch packages from now on will be the same ... in some of the
earlier distros they were not.  When you build i386/i686 and x86_64
separately, 2 noarch rpms are produced.

It is not that they are significantly different, JUST the signature
times were different before as they were signed separately  .. but
obviously we wanted to only have one package, so we have changed such
that there is only one package (and all our metadata is also changed).
We also will carry this forward for all versions all the time.

Basically, if you remove all noarch files from the tree and rsync, you
should be good.

Johnny Hughes

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