View Full Version : Is installing somename.i386 into x86-64 okay?

1st May 2009, 07:19 PM
I am new to 64bit, having run 32 bit for quite a while, but want to enjoy the increased performance of 64bit applications.

I have several application that won't run. When I tried, they were missing libraries. When I ran the yum provides somename, I would get an answer that is not strickly x86-64. Is it okay to install several of these? What are the consequences?

Thanks, KLee

1st May 2009, 08:19 PM
Yes, that's fine, and sometimes necessary if an application requires 32 bit libraries.

2nd May 2009, 04:56 AM
Thank you for the quick reply. This is great to know!