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Re: Up2date on FC3 64bit



On Mar 30, 2005 11:58 AM, James Wilkinson <james westexe demon co uk> wrote:
> Doug Coats wrote:
> > I just purchased a new computer with the AMD 64bit processor.  I installed
> > FC3 on it yesterday using the 64bit version.  When I went to use up2date I
> > noticed both 32bit and 64bit files for upgrades.  Many of the 64bit files
> > would not install, complaining about conflicts with the 32bit versions that
> > were already installed.  The 32bit versions would not install either.  Now
> > that is when I select only all 32bit or all 64bit files.
> >
> > What am I supposed to do.  Do I need to have both of them installed?
> Yes.
> 
> > Is
> > this simply a result of not having some of these programs in 64bit at the
> > time of the release so that they were installed as 32bit versions and now
> > they are available as 64bit?
> 
> Yes, pretty much. Some programs won't compile in 64 bit mode
> (OpenOffice...) Others (many closed-source programs) aren't available in
> 64 bit versions.
> 
> Unfortunately, a 32 bit program needs a 32 bit library. So since
> OpenOffice requires evolution-data-server, that has to be present in a
> 32 bit version and a 64 bit version (assuming 64 bit programs need
> evolution-data-server...)
> 
> Some files are stored in common, belonging to part of both the 32 bit
> RPM and the 64 bit RPM. So it's a very good idea to make sure that these
> install in parallel.
> 
> If you can't update all of the files, try updating (say) all the x.org
> files -- for both x86-64 and i386 -- at the same time. Split up the list
> of files into manageable chunks. When you get to problematic files, try
> leaving them out. Then report back...
> 
> > Would apt or yum treat this differently?
> 
> Yes. Apt would metaphorically fall over and kick its legs in the air.
> (It doesn't like the dual-arch set-up Fedora uses).
> 
> Yum would probably give you the same problems.
> 
> Note that if you un-install the 32-bit version but leave the 64-bit
> version, RPM will get rid of the files shared between both RPMs. To my
> mind, this is less than ideal...
> 
> James.
> 
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I've been experiencing the same problem as well. I've tried several
things and nothing has worked. I've even gone to the update site and
tried doing it from there but I get the same errors, which is
"conflict with xxxx file"

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