Yum $releasever $basearch
paul at city-fan.org
Tue May 24 12:18:21 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 13:15 +0100, John Austin wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 21:54 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-05-23 at 12:38 -0700, MJang wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > >
> > > Just wondering where the $releasever and $basearch variables are set
> > > (these variables are found in the files in the /etc/yum.repos.d
> > > directory.
> > >
> > > I understand what they are, that $releasever is the release version
> > > (i.e. 3 or 4 for Fedora Core 3 or 4), and $basearch is the architecture
> > > such as i386 or x86_64, but just can't figure out where these variables
> > > are set.
> > Yum just expands these strings to the appropriate values as and when it
> > encounters them.
> > It derives the $releasever value from the version number of the package
> > configured as "distroverpkg" (actually, whatever "provides" that in RPM
> > parlance) in /etc/yum.conf, and $basearch from a call to the operating
> > system's uname(2) function.
> > Paul.
> > --
> > Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
> Along the same lines:
> Is it therefore impossible to force yum to use different
> release and basearch without editing the .repro files ?
> Eg On an x86-64 FC install
> Remove firefox-64 as the plugins aren't there and install firefox-i386
> using yum (and hence jre-i386 with plugins)
> Doing this by hand seems painful !!
> Is there a better way ?
Not having an x86_64 box, I can't try this myself, but try putting:
in your /etc/yum.conf
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
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