[CentOS] x86_64 package mess ?

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 18 15:15:10 UTC 2010


Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I just installed CentOS 5.4 on a 64bit-server. It's the first time I 
> work with this sort of hardware. Doing rpm -qa | sort | less shows that 
> most of the packages seem to be installed twice: once for i386 
> architecture, and then again for x86_64.
> 
> Is this normal? Or did I mess up something during install (thought I 
> wouldn't know what)?
> 
> Niki
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Hi

I think this is OK. Some programs (32bit ones) expects to find 32bit 
libraries, so just to be on the safe side (and a little bit lazy),and if 
I have the options, I install for both architectures.

Regards

mg.


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