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Re: stupid question for help: why two FC4 packages have same files without confliction??



On 2/22/06, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-21 at 21:57 -0800, Robinson Tiemuqinke wrote:
> > normally any two different packages can not
> > share a regular file otherwise there will be a
> > confliction, but why these two packages
> > xorg-x11-libs.x86_64 and xorg-x11-libs.i386 can have
> > same files?
>
> Surely you wouldn't have both of those packages installed?  Ones for
> 32-bit systems, the other for 64-bit ones.

This is normal for 64-bit systems.  32-bit programs (which run fine on
x86_64 platforms) need 32-bit libraries to run.  Thus both library
packages are installed.  There are many examples of libraries that are
installed in both architectures if you want to run both 64- and 32-bit
programs.

Jonathan


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