is it bad to have a bunch of each installed?
On the computer(s) I have CentOS installed, they are Intel Xeon cpu's, I thought that everything should be x86_64?
I ask because
- for the most part, 100% of the rpm's listed from rpm -qa show up as x86_64.
- i am working with some 3rd party software, when I do a yum install /root/thirdparty.rpm it flags some i686 these as dependencies
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Installing for dependencies: glibc i686 2.17-292.el7 base 4.3 M libX11 i686 1.6.7-2.el7 base 611 k libXau i686 1.0.8-2.1.el7 base 29 k libXext i686 1.3.3-3.el7 base 39 k libxcb i686 1.13-1.el7 base 230 k nss-softokn-freebl i686 3.44.0-5.el7 base 214 k
- in the past when I went crazy learning centos, with epel, rpmfusion, nux-dextop repositories and installing anything of interest, I had installed something that also installed i686 stuff and then if memory servers it was related to nss where it broke yum when trying to do a yum update. And my fix there was to backtrack and uninstall the offending nss_i686 guy.
- So I came to the conclusion that 98% of rpm's were x86_64 and after a few i686 ones were installed problems arose, so don't mix and match?