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Bug 159684 - rpm looks for /usr/lib/rpm/ia32e-linux instead of /usr/lib/rpm/x86_64
Summary: rpm looks for /usr/lib/rpm/ia32e-linux instead of /usr/lib/rpm/x86_64
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm
Version: 4.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-06-06 22:39 UTC by Paul Raines
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-06 16:22:23 UTC
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Description Paul Raines 2005-06-06 22:39:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the x86_64 release of RHEL4 is installed on an Opteron box, all is fine.
rpmbuild looks for macros under /usr/lib/rpm/x86_64-linux/macros

# rpmbuild --showrc | grep ^macrofiles
macrofiles            : /usr/lib/rpm/macros:/usr/lib/rpm/x86_64-linux/macros:/etc/rpm/macros.*:/etc/rpm/macros:/etc/rpm/x86_64-linux/macros:~/.rpmmacros

However, when installed on a Xeon EM64T box, rpm looks in the wrong place
# rpmbuild --showrc | grep ^macrofiles
macrofiles            : /usr/lib/rpm/macros:/usr/lib/rpm/ia32e-linux/macros:/etc/rpm/macros.*:/etc/rpm/macros:/etc/rpm/ia32e-linux/macros:~/.rpmmacros

/usr/lib/rpm/ia32e-linux/macros does not exist and if someone uses rpmbuild
things like %_sysconfdir will be /usr/etc instead of /etc since the macros
in /usr/lib/rpm/macros are not overridden

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install x86_64 release of RHEL4 on a Xeon EM64T box
2. use rpmbuild


Actual Results:  %_sysconfdir was set to /usr/etc

Expected Results:  %_sysconfdir was set to /etc

Additional info:

Workaround is to do:  ln -s x86_64-linux /usr/lib/rpm/ia32e-linux

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2006-01-06 16:22:23 UTC
For rpm configuration purposes, the arch name is "x86_64", not "ia32e".

Either create the symlink
    ln -s x86_64-linux /usr/lib/rpm/ia32e-linux
or change the arch in /etc/rpm/platform.

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