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  2. CASSANDRA-15889

Debian package fails to download on Arm-based hosts

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      Following the first three steps of the Debian install process, after an apt-get update you'll see this line:

      $ sudo apt-get update
      ...
      N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-arm64/Packages' as repository 'https://downloads.apache.org/cassandra/debian 311x InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'arm64'
      

      Checking the Debian repo confirms there is no aarch64 variant available.

      Should you then attempt to install Cassandra:

      $ sudo apt-get install cassandra
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree
      Reading state information... Done
      Package cassandra is not available, but is referred to by another package.
      This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
      is only available from another source
      
      E: Package 'cassandra' has no installation candidate
      

      Note that there is a workaround available: if you specify "amd64" as the arch for the source, it downloads and runs on Arm without issue:

      echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://downloads.apache.org/cassandra/debian 311x main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cassandra.sources.list
      

      The Redhat RPM contains a "noarch" arch type, so it will download on any host. (Cassandra does not use separate binaries/releases for different architectures, so this seems to be the correct approach, but adding an aarch64 variant would also suffice.)

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              • Assignee:
                mck Michael Semb Wever
                Reporter:
                mattsplat Matt Davis
                Authors:
                Michael Semb Wever
                Reviewers:
                Brandon Williams, Matt Davis
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