[Yum] Yum on x86_64 help

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Dec 3 18:22:06 UTC 2003

> I'm new to the world of YUM and need some newbie help. I've got RHEL 
> running on an Opteron box and need to have BOTH the x86_64 and i[36]86 
> versions of some RPM pacakges installed. These are ALL library 
> packages.
> When I do, for example, "yum install glibc", it tells me it is already 
> installed.
> For what it's worth, I've patched archwork.py as described in
> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/yum/2003-November/002874.html
> How do I tell yum to install the i[36]86 version of the glibc RPM 
> package?

hmm so you need to specifically install a certain architecture of the
various libraries. This is not something that is being handled at the

> I also need both 64 and 32 bit versions of the XFree86 libs and 
> everything they depend on... I know I can use rpm to install them 
> manually, but I'm investigating YUM to avoid this...

I'm not familiar with the build on RHEL but is the above even possible
using rpm from the command line?


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