[CentOS] x86_64 package mess ?
Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Thu Feb 18 15:23:39 UTC 2010
Niki Kovacs wrote:
> I just installed CentOS 5.4 on a 64bit-server. It's the first time I
> work with this sort of hardware. Doing rpm -qa | sort | less shows that
> most of the packages seem to be installed twice: once for i386
> architecture, and then again for x86_64.
> Is this normal? Or did I mess up something during install (thought I
> wouldn't know what)?
This is normal and almost everyone (including me) asks about it when
they install their first 64-bit system. :)
The 32-bit packages are installed for backward-compatibility with any
32-bit programs you may want to run.
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