[CentOS] Possible repo polllution

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Fri Nov 30 14:40:15 UTC 2012


On Friday 30 November 2012 14:21:12 Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> 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-
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Thanks Nicolas, John.

These repos are for a bunch of 64 servers, the only one of which 
requires 32bit packages is the one that runs Oracle ;-)

I might as well leave them there, disk space is cheap.

Thanks again.

Tony


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