Promoting i386 version over x86_64?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Tue Dec 8 20:26:14 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 08 December 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > * More packages (rpms) to cope with.
> Only if you pollute your system with 32-bit multilibs. A pure x86_64 system
> doesn't have any more packages than a 32-bit one.

Fedora x86_64 repos do however carry ix86 packages around which shows in 
metadata sizes and I guess to some extent in performance of some yum 
operations.  These probably aren't things to be generally overly concerned 
about though, and maybe not even what Ralf meant (he specifically mentioned 

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