[CentOS] x86_64 package mess ?

Bowie Bailey Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Thu Feb 18 15:23:39 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)?
>   

This is normal and almost everyone (including me) asks about it when
they install their first 64-bit system.  :)

The 32-bit packages are installed for backward-compatibility with any
32-bit programs you may want to run.

-- 
Bowie


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