[CentOS] CentOS 5.3 on X86_64: yum installs both i386 and x86_64 packages

Patrick McEvoy pmcevoy at silvacapitalmanagement.com
Wed Oct 14 18:25:10 UTC 2009


I have just found this post regarding the removal of .i?86 packages on a 
x86_64 machine, http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2590.  I assume that 
these issues still exist for CentOS 5.3.  Anyone have advice on how to 
remove the duplicate packages safely?

Thanks,
Patrick

Mathieu Baudier wrote:
> Out of pure curiosity:
> Does anybody know why both i386 and x86_64 are installed by default?
>
> On other x86_64 platforms I rather tend to cherrypick the i386
> packages and install them on a case by case basis.
>
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 06:49, Vnpenguin <vnpenguin at vnoss.org> wrote:
>   
>> I removed all i?86 on my x86_64 servers. No problem.
>>
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