[CentOS] x86_64 package mess ?

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 18 15:55:34 UTC 2010

Mathieu Baudier wrote:
>> The 32-bit packages are installed for backward-compatibility with any
>> 32-bit programs you may want to run.
> Regarding security, is it less safe to have these *.i386 packages
> installed? (esp. on a server)
> (according to the principle that "less is always more secure")

I'm not sure if it's that simple. Although this seems to be a good 
general principle, it will depend how expose it's the system, or if you 
(or the sysadmin) do the updates, etc.



More information about the CentOS mailing list