[CentOS] Possible repo polllution

Fri Nov 30 15:47:04 UTC 2012
Mike Burger <mburger at bubbanfriends.org>

> On 11/30/2012 09:13 AM, Mike Burger wrote:
>>> From: Tony Molloy <tony.molloy at ul.ie>
>>>> Is this a case a repo pollution, it can't be necessary to have i386
>>>> packages in the x86_64 updates. Just checking before I delete these
>>>> packages.
>>> You need them to run i386 apps on a x86_64.
>>> JD
>> True, but i386/i686 packages are usually still only located in the 32bit
>> repo directories...they're not usually intermingled in the actual
>> download
>> directories, last I checked.
> It has been being done this way since x86_64 was first released by Red
> Hat ... See Fedora Core 1's x86_64 updates directory and search for i386.
> http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/core/updates/1/x86_64/
> They still do it that way in their latest release:
> http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/updates/17/x86_64/
> We have been doing it that way since our first release as well:
> http://vault.centos.org/3.1/updates/x86_64/RPMS/
> It is just how multilib is done in Red Hat type distributions.

My apologies...I stand corrected.
Mike Burger

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