Jesse Keating wrote:
On Apr 28, 2008, at 4:08, John Summerfield
> Will Woods wrote:
>> On Apr 26, 2008, at 10:41 PM, John Summerfield wrote:
>>> While running a new update to try to reproduce the problem, I see
>>> it's installing lots of unwanted 386 packages. This leads to the
>>> question, why did yum-basearchonly get removed?
>> If memory serves, it's been obsoleted by the multilib_policy feature
>> in yum. It defaults to 'best', so 'yum install PKG' already does
>> you want it to - only installs PKG.x86_64, not PKG.i386.
>> See here:
> Thanks Will.
> According to the second, it defaults to "all" which I think means
> "worst" or "bloated":-)
> Now, if someone could _document_ it. In the package, not some place in
> the longlostweb..
Fedora configs default to best. I could have sworn that this was
documented in the yum or yum.conf man pages.
I did not recognise this description (in the man page) as what I wanted:
Can be set to 'all' or 'best'. All means install all
possible arches for any package you want
to install. Therefore yum install foo will install
foo.i386 and foo.x86_64 on x86_64, if it is
available. Best means install the best arch for this
As you can see, it doesn't describe what the default is. I think the
whole description is flawed, both the key word and its description will
go over the heads of most users, even those who know to read the man page.
You cannot reply off-list:-)