F16 updates-testing: polkit update pulls in a whole load of i686 dependencies

James Wilkinson fedora at aprilcottage.co.uk
Wed Apr 4 07:33:56 UTC 2012

Hello, all you happy people,

sudo yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update polkit
on F16 x86-64 pulls in both polkit.i686 0:0.103-1.fc16 and polkit.x86_64
0:0.103-1.fc16, and the i686 package pulls in a whole load of i686
dependencies on a 64-bit only install.

This would appear to be
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=761270 (which is about the
same situation in rawhide last December), which has a last comment of
    > I’m not sure how you’d go about making this not happen, but it’s
    > obviously not desired.

    It’s a yum problem…
    see bug 667984 comment 3 (python-argparse was noarch, where python
    is not)

and bug 667984 implies that yum will do this in this situation, and
there’s no clean way around it. But the last comment on that bug that
wasn’t a ping is over a year ago.

What’s best practice for a tester in this situation? All the bugs have
been filed already.



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