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Old 09-17-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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i386 and x86_64


I just installed Fedora 7 on my AMD64 Athlon. I installed yumex so I can update my system graphically. I have noticed that I have almost all packages duplicated, one for i386 and one for x86_64. Should I remove the i386 packages by hand? Or are they important for some other functions?

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:13 AM   #2
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Fedora includes 32bit libraries and support for 32bit applications if you so choose to install any. Those files are needed, they are part of a dependency group where you'll probably end up removing the 64bit version also if you remove the 32bit stuff.
Old 09-18-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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but I tried to remove the i386 packages via yumex. I did not intend to make any changes but I wanted to see if I was going to remove any x86_64 packages. No x86_64 dependecy(ies) were highlighted for removal. I did not remove anything yet, though.



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