[CentOS] Possible repo polllution

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Fri Nov 30 14:21:12 UTC 2012


Tony Molloy wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I've just been checking my local copy of the CentOS repos. I found
> 200+ i386/i686 packages  in both the updates/5/RPMS and
> updates/6/Packages directories.
>
> I checked with my rsync site ( ftp.heanet.ie )  and the equivalent  UK
> site ( ftp.mirrorservice.org ) and they both carried these packages
> also.
>
> Is this a case a repo pollution, it can't be necessary to have i386
> packages in the x86_64 updates. Just checking before I delete these
> packages.
>

no it's probably not repo pollution.
try to google for multilib

for example:
http://blog.nexcess.net/2012/07/19/64-bit-centos-installing-32-bit-packages/


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