[packagekit] Multilib problems again? [Was: Re: yum requirements ...]

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 10:44:25 PST 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 10:26 +0100, Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 2007-11-07, 22:52 GMT, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > Have a look at the attached UI, which I've just commited into
> > gnome-packagekit; 2d7628f0e2aea5acc6de9c7073e4b85e1c43ada6
> >
> > I guess we just do something like this for pkcon. I'm no console dude,
> > so I'm not sure how to ask for confirmation. The logic can certainly
> > stay the same as the GUI program.
> While testing this new functionality with pk-application on my 
> x86_64 office computer -- there are many stupid packages 
> installed on my computer, and then I found avahi-qt3 (I have no 
> idea, why I have installed, probably some dependency of some 
> -devel package).  I clicked ``Remove'' and I got again that silly 
> ``something depends on it'' error message.  I thought that this 
> is some kind of problem with your code, but then I run yum remove 
> avahi-qt3 and I got this:

Ohh, it's very likely a problem with my code :-)

> So, apparently there is something with multilib that PK cannot 
> do. Although, on the other hand, it looks like PK knows about 
> %arch because both pkcon and pk-application show architecture of 
> the packages and they show both i386 and x86_64 packages of 
> avahi-qt3, but apparently there is some problem with removing it.

Yes, PK is multi-lib aware, although it might be tripping something up
that assumes the resolve should match to one entry. Can you post the
output of pk-application --verbose when you get the error message
please? Thanks dude.


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