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

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Apr 4 07:35:53 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-04-04 at 08:33 +0100, James Wilkinson wrote:
> 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.

Find a yum developer and poke them with something sharp and rusty.
Adam Williamson
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