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Old 20th December 2011, 02:32 AM
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adding i386 repos

Did a clean install of FC16 and must have glossed over something. I'm on a x86_64 system, but in previous versions of Fedora I've been able to see the i386 repos as well as the x86_64 with the various software add/update programs. This was useful to me as a I have program or two which need things from the i386 repo.

I'd like to have yum see both the x86_64 as well as the i386 stuff, but can't seem to figure it out. I suspect I'm missing something REALLY obvious, but I've spent quite a bit of time wandering around the net looking for help to no avail. I can find lots of assistance with regards to adding 3rd party repos, but not the i386 and i386-update.

My wife is sick of hearing me curse about this so any help would be appreciated.


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Old 20th December 2011, 03:03 AM
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Re: adding i386 repos

Did you install 32 bit or 64 bit Fedora 16? If you installed 64 bit Fedora, then all the 32 bit packages are available to you from the F16 x86_64 repositories. If you installed 32 bit Fedora, then you can only install 32 bit packages. What is the output of this command?

uname -m

---------- Post added at 09:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 PM ----------

To get the 32 bit (tagged as .i686 in F16) packages from a 64 bit install (x86_64), just use:

yum install packagename.i686

Maybe that answers your question a bit better.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 06:08 AM
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Re: adding i386 repos

Thanks for the reply.

I am on a x86_64.

I used the command line as you suggested and that worked just fine. I was able to get the rpms I needed.

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