Starting on F12/x86_64

I’ve made a start on the F12/x86_64 port. The first thing I did was to install from the F12 CD and make a base packages list:

 rpm -qa --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}/%{ARCH}\n' \ 
| perl -pe 's{/x86_64$}{}; > lcfg_f12_64_base.rpms

On this platform, at this stage, there are no packages with architectures other than x86_64 and noarch so I did not have to worry any more about getting the formatting correct.

The next stage was to get yum working with our local repositories:

su -
perl -pi -e 's/enabled=1/enabled=0/' /etc/yum.repos.d/* /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/presto.conf
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
yum check-update

This deactivates any existing repositories in use and turns off the presto plugin which does the delta-rpm stuff which we do not need.

I have put together a yum configuration file for our Informatics F12 repository. Note that, by default, only the base directory is enabled. This makes it possible to easily install extra base packages with yum and know that the changes are directly applicable to the LCFG F12 base package lists. At a later point when updaterpms is installed and being run the updates can be applied.

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