Python i686 vs x86_64 -- for testing a python library

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Mar 27 16:09:55 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
> Welcome to rpm.  ELF files have a wacky concept called "color", which means

Color me impressed. That's one thing I didn't know!

> Use a chroot or an i686 vm.  Or possibly just do rpmdev-extract on the i686
> version and run it directly.

I've been toying with a chroot via mock, but was awkward for a number
of reasons. I've used rpmdev-extract and installed just the binary as

Saved my day -- thanks!

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