[CentOS] CentOS 5.4 .x86_64 and perl.i386

Gregory P. Ennis PoMec at PoMec.Net
Sun Oct 25 18:49:23 UTC 2009

I asked myself that same question, and when I reviewed my notes on the
install I had some packages that would only work with perl.i386 which
required me to install it.  Unfortunately, I did not document what those
packages were, and can not remember which ones required .i386 to test
them.  5.0 through 5.3 allowed the install of both perls, but 5.4 does

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From: Vnpenguin <vnpenguin at vnoss.org>
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 5.4 .x86_64 and perl.i386
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 18:23:23 +0100

Why need perl-5.8.8-18.el5_3.1.i386 on x86_64 box ?

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 16:02, Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at pomec.net> wrote:
> To All,
> Thanks to the CentOS guys for 5.4; sure appreciate your work.
> I have one question.  I had to remove perl-5.8.8-18.el5_3.1.i386 on two
> x86_64 machines in order to get perl.x86_64 4:5.8.8-27.el5 to update.
> Does this represent a change from 5.3 to 5.4 and should I be concerned
> about the loss of perl-5.8.8-18.el5_3.1.i386.  So far I have not found
> anything broken.
> Greg Ennis
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