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Bug 1696741 - python2: Multilib difference for usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyo on x86_64 vs i686
Summary: python2: Multilib difference for usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyo on x86_64 vs i686
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python27-2.7-module
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Tomas Orsava
QA Contact: RHEL CS Apps Subsystem QE
Depends On:
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Reported: 2019-04-05 14:28 UTC by Tomas Orsava
Modified: 2019-04-09 19:37 UTC (History)
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Description Tomas Orsava 2019-04-05 14:28:09 UTC
RPM Diff started reporting the following:

> Multilib difference for usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyo on x86_64 vs i686:
> Binary files /usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyo on x86_64 and /usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyo on i686 > differ

> Subpackage python2-tools is not multilib-clean for x86_64 vs i686: 6 files have > non-equal 32/64bit content:
>   /usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyo
>   /usr/bin/smtpd2.7.pyc
>   /usr/bin/pygettext2.7.pyo
>   /usr/bin/pygettext2.7.pyc
>   /usr/bin/msgfmt2.7.pyo
>   /usr/bin/msgfmt2.7.pyc

Investigation revealed that this is not a new behaviour, it's present in previous versions in RHEL8, and also present in Fedora.

I believe the proper solution is to remove all these pyc/pyo files in /usr/bin, as Python does not need/use those anyway, since they're not imported but directly launched.

I'm filing here, if we resolve it, let's also clone for Fedora and fix it there.

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