[CentOS] problem with "yum install libXmu.so.6"

Wed Apr 26 01:31:39 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

> But in the list below, the last listing, it does show 'installed'.
Indeed it does. I overlooked that.

> > > xorg-x11-libs.x86_64                     6.8.2-1.EL.13.25       installed
> > > Matched from:
> > > /usr/X11R6/lib64/libXmu.so.6
> > > /usr/X11R6/lib64/libXmu.so.6.2
> > > libXmu.so.6()(64bit)

> > You need to figure out if you need the i386 version or the x86_64  version.
> Ahem. And how do I figure that out? Is there some rule of thumb? Why
> wouldn't I always want the 64 version?

Well, now we get back to why you were trying to install this lib in
the first place. Since you have the 64bit package installed, and you
felt the need to try to install it again anyway, you've either got
poorly written source code that doesn't know enough to look for the
64bit libs, or you have a binary application, game or other such
distraction that wants the 32bit lib for a reason. Not everything is
64bit compliant yet so sometimes you need the 32bit libs.

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