[Mageia-dev] 32 bits packages preferred over 64 bits packages?
doktor5000 at arcor.de
Sat Oct 8 02:31:00 CEST 2011
Am 07.10.2011 22:34, schrieb Thomas Backlund:
> Samuel Verschelde skrev 7.10.2011 23:28:
>> Maybe this question will demonstrate that I have no experience with 64 bits
>> systems, but I don't mind it :)
>> When installing the git package, several dependencies are pulled, but two of
>> them come from 32 bits media:
>> (medium "Core 32bit Release")
>> perl-Authen-SASL 2.150.0 3.mga1 noarch
>> perl-Error 0.170.160 1.mga1 noarch
>> 23MB of additional disk space will be used.
>> 4.7MB of packages will be retrieved.
>> I don't understand why perl-Authen-SASL and perl-Error are installed from 32
>> bits media instead of the 64 bits Core Release.
>> Do you have any clue?
> Because they are noarch we dont care from wich arch repo it comes from as
> it's the same package.
AFAICT there is an actual problem underneath this, f.ex. when using virtual
provides to install packages,
but the cases are really rare where this happens to non-noarch-packages. But
i've seen a case where
an i586 package was preferred over x86_64, but can't really remember which :(
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