Re: New to x86_64; why so many i386 packages?

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And you can do a yum remove \*i?86 to have a thorough-bred. Not clear what that
gets you (or me, because that is exactly what I have done.

Trotter


--- Rahul Sundaram <[email protected]> wrote:

> Steve Snyder wrote:
> > I just installed the x86_64 build of Fedora 8.  This is my first ever 
> > experience with x86_64 Linux as I haven't had the hardware before now. 
> > 
> > I'm amazed at the number of duplicate packages installed.  My total of 
> > 2096 packages installed includes 417 i386 and 2 i686 packages, all of 
> > which duplicate an existing x86_64 packages.
> > 
> > I understand that some applications don't play nicely when built for 
> > 64-bit pointers, but is it really necessary to have all these 
> > compatibility libraries just for those few apps?
> 
> Well in rawhide leading to Fedora 9, only the "best" arch wins by 
> default. If you want both you can set the policy to do that in yum.conf. 
> In Fedora 8, use the base arch plugin.
> 
> Rahul
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