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Re: yum is installing both i386 and x86_64 for everything



this happened to me when i upgraded centos4x86_64 to centos5i386. it was fixed by putting explicitly i386 on repo files, and yum clean, and removing whatever files in /var/cache/yum mention x86_64. but may be a false positive :)


2007/5/21, Michal Jaegermann <michal harddata com>:
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 03:12:30PM +0200, Niels Weber wrote:
> 2007/5/21, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 gmail com>:
> >I have several x86_64 with current rawhide.  If I do
> >yum install blah
>
> You should do:
>
> yum install blah.x86_64

If you do many packages at once, or things get pulled through
dependencies, then

   yum --exclude='*.i??6' install ... ....

works too.  If you do not plan to even install x86 packages then
putting such exclude into your yum configuration could be an
option.

> I agree that it is a bit annoying.

Additionally for some unclear, to me, reasons this is not even
always consistent.  Sometimes it will not try to grab extra
packages even when '.x86_64' specification was forgotten.

  Michal

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