rpm error

Aaron J. Grier aaron at frye.com
Tue Jan 4 03:53:44 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 01:58:48PM -0500, Ed Sutter wrote:

> >Ed Sutter wrote:
> >>"package .... is intended for i686 architecture" and then subsequent
> >>packages don't install because this is a prerequisite.
> >>
> >>I'm taking a guess here, but could this error be related to the fact
> >>that my linux box (old) is an AMD-K6-2 based box?  If not, does anyone
> >>have a clue?
> >
> >
> >Sounds like that is the issue.  I don't have experience with AMD CPUs
> >but if it isn't >= i686, then it won't work.

K6-2 is i586.  (uname -m shows it)

> >The alternative is to use the RPM specs and just build them for that
> >machine.
> Not sure what you mean by "RPM specs".  Are you suggesting that I
> rebuild "rpm" itself?  If so, I don't think "rpm" is the problem, it
> appears that the package rpm is trying to open is the problem (I've
> used rpm on other packages on this machine in the past).  Assuming
> that's true, does this mean I have to build the binaries (binutils and
> gcc) from scratch?

rpm itself doesn't need to be rebuilt; just the rpms.  get the source
rpms for the cross compiler, install them, modify the spec file (if
necessary), and then have rpm build an i386 or i486 binary package from
source for you.

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