[CentOS] cannot install glibc.i686 on x86_64

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Nov 23 01:53:42 UTC 2012

At Fri, 23 Nov 2012 02:05:47 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> I cannot install glibc.i686 on a x86_64 system because I get 
> Error: Missing Dependency: glibc-common = 2.5-81 is needed by package 
> glibc-2.5-81.i686 (base)
> glibc-common.x86_64 is installed, but it's apparently looking for i686.
> There's indeed no glibc-common for i686.
> There's also glibc.i386 and glibc-common.i386 available, but I think I 
> don't need them.

No, this is what you need to run 32-bit apps (on an up-to-date 64-bit
CentOS 5 system) [note: the -devel rpms are optional]:

sauron.deepsoft.com% rpm -qa --queryformat "%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n" glibc\*

The %{release}s need to match!

> I have other x86_64 systems that have an installed glibc.i686 and no 
> glibc.i386 and glibc-common.i386. I don't remember how I did that, 
> probably on first install.
> How do I get glibc.i686 with yum on the system?

Make sure you are installing the proper version and have the base AND
updates repos enabled.

> Kai
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