Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146090
i386 and x86_64 rpms on opteron system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
Can i386 and x86_64 rpm co-exist and work cleanly?
Is it valid to have 64 bit application/executable calling 32 bit
Consider following scenarios,
a) If x86_64 is installed after i386 then
rpm -e samba.xyz.x86_64 is command executed first then rpm
removes only lib64 dir.and as i386 rpm is installed earlier, it will
have 32 bit programs.
b) If i386 is installed after x86_64 then
rpm -e samba.xyz.i386 is command executed first then rpm
removes only lib dir and as x86_64 rpm is installed earlier, it will
have 64 bit programs instead it will have 64 bit library and 32 bit
_overwritten_ programs. 32 bit programs _never_ call 64 bit library
is a bug)
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