[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os
jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Feb 15 08:12:10 PST 2008
On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 at 11:07am, Joe Landman wrote
> Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
>>> Yum is good, so is apt. I still have a problem with yum wanting to
>>> install i386 binaries as well as the x86_64 ones. Haven't learned how to
>>> stop that yet (probably simple too).
>> It is:
>> yum install gsl.x86_64
> I meant automatically picking up updates, or on new installations. I thought
> I saw something about arch-only settings.
You can also specify architecture of specific packages in the kickstart
file. However, yes, it's pretty impossible to kickstart a system without
getting some 32bit packages. What I do here is just put a
"yum -y remove \*.i86 in the %post section of the kickstart. Voila
-- no more 32bit packages. And if there are no 32bit packages installed,
it "shouldn't" pull any in at update time.
There may well be a yum plugin floating about to enforce this more
strictly, but I haven't looked, to be honest...
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