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

Patrick McEvoy pmcevoy at silvacapitalmanagement.com
Wed Oct 14 21:59:30 UTC 2009


I understand how to remove them using '  yum remove \*.i?86   '.  The 
link below says that it breaks the installation of the x86_64 packages 
by removing files which are shared between the architectures, i.e. 
docs.   How do you remove the .i?86 packages without effecting the 
x86_64 packages?

James Matthews wrote:
> Frank Cox posted above this line,
> '  yum remove \*.i?86   '
>
> What I do is put the package name and then the platform. E.g 
> php-cli.x86_64
>
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Patrick McEvoy 
> <pmcevoy at silvacapitalmanagement.com 
> <mailto:pmcevoy at silvacapitalmanagement.com>> wrote:
>
>     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
>     <mailto:vnpenguin at vnoss.org>> wrote:
>     >
>     >> I removed all i?86 on my x86_64 servers. No problem.
>     >>
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