[CentOS] new freenx and nx RPMS released, manual action for x86_64

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Sun Oct 21 13:52:14 UTC 2007

There are new RPMS released for nx and freenx in the CentOS-4 and
CentOS-5 Extras repository.

I normally do not announce that here, as those can easily be obtained on
a normal "yum upgrade/update", however in this case there are special
actions required *_IF_* you have the x86_64 architecture for either
CentOS-4 or CentOS-5 with the current versions of nx and freenx installed.

The freenx and nx in the x86_64 tree were i386 versions prior to this
release because the nomachine code would not compile on x86_64.  This
release fixes that and the new versions are x86_64 RPMS and no longer
i386.  This means that YUM will not update the currently installed i386
RPMS that are installed on x86_64 machines.


If you are running nx and freenx on x86_64, to get these upgraded you

1. Manually download the x86_64 RPMS from these location:



2. Manually install these two RPMS with this command (as root from
within the directory where you downloaded them):

rpm -Uvh freenx-0.7.1-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm

(that command is all one line if it wraps on your e-mail)


I apologize for the manual update requirement, however yum will not
update i386 packages with x86_64 ones.

Again ... this is *_ONLY_* required if you have the prior released i386
versions of nx and freenx installed on the X86_64 arch of either
CentOS-4.x or CentOS-5.x.

If you are using the i386 architecture of CentOS-4.x or CentOS-5.x then
you can just upgrade via yum normally.

Johnny Hughes

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