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    Default DNF 0.5 Yum Replacement Now Supports Groups

    Phoronix: DNF 0.5 Yum Replacement Now Supports Groups

    DNF, the next-generation replacement to Yum on Red Hat systems, now has support for groups and environments...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3MTA

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    Any yum-pros here?

    I'm searching for a way to setup 32-bit diskless installations on a 64-bit RHEL6 (clone).
    Those will be transferred to a remote server.

    So far I have not been able to find a way to override the $basearch (etc.) variables.
    They seem to be always expanded from the system architecture of the workstation.
    However, I don't want to setup a 32-bit system solely for 32-bit diskless configurations.

    Manually replacing the variables in a separate yum config file and .repo files is, well, hackish.
    It seems to work, but I'm not sure if it has side effects that I have not yet stumbled across.

    I'd be grateful for your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Any yum-pros here?

    I'm searching for a way to setup 32-bit diskless installations on a 64-bit RHEL6 (clone).
    Those will be transferred to a remote server.

    So far I have not been able to find a way to override the $basearch (etc.) variables.
    They seem to be always expanded from the system architecture of the workstation.
    However, I don't want to setup a 32-bit system solely for 32-bit diskless configurations.

    Manually replacing the variables in a separate yum config file and .repo files is, well, hackish.
    It seems to work, but I'm not sure if it has side effects that I have not yet stumbled across.

    I'd be grateful for your input!
    You could try using setarch or install the multi-lib libraries but ideally the apps should match the base platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    You could try using setarch or install the multi-lib libraries but ideally the apps should match the base platform.
    Thank you very much, Rahul!

    setarch sounds like it provides exactly what I'm looking for.
    Shame on me, I didn't know about that command.
    I'll try it tomorrow.

    Thanks again!

    P.S. Wouldn't it make sense to have a parameter to yum/dnf which allows overriding the architecture directly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Thank you very much, Rahul!

    setarch sounds like it provides exactly what I'm looking for.
    Shame on me, I didn't know about that command.
    I'll try it tomorrow.

    Thanks again!

    P.S. Wouldn't it make sense to have a parameter to yum/dnf which allows overriding the architecture directly?
    don't know if that is a common enough use case that calls for integration but if you feel so, you can request it

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