Installing i386 packages via yum on a x86_64 F9 based system

Ubence Quevedo r0d3nt at
Thu Jul 31 20:11:19 UTC 2008

----- Original Message ----

> From: Giovanni Cucca <giovanni.cucca at>
> To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at>
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:02:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Installing i386 packages via yum on a x86_64 F9 based system
> Il Thursday 31 July 2008 20:00:23 Ubence Quevedo ha scritto:
> > I think I'll have to do a combination of yum search, yum list, and
> > possibly to get the packages I need.  I just wish it were
> > easier to use yum to find what I want without having to do so much!
> >
> > Thanx for the response...
> >
> > -Ubence
> Maybe I have a (dirty) solution in mind: you can grab the firefox i386 
> RPM from a mirror, like 
> and then yum localinstall /path/to/firefox-3.0.1-1.fc9.i386, it will 
> try to resolve dependencies automatically.
> I don't really know if it will work, but if you really, really want a 
> 32-bit firefox maybe you can try and pray $DEITY that it work :P
> Giovanni
> -- 
> Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)

Actually, I had this working perfectly before I reformatted my system using the Firefox that I downloaded from Mozilla's website, I just couldn't remember how I resolved the dependencies through yum to get the i386 libraries that I needed.  Plus I like running the Mozilla original Firefox instead of the Fedora rolled Firefox, at least I feel I have a little more control of the settings and what not.  I also don't mind doing some manual dependency hunting, it reminds me of the old days...[as sadistic as that sounds].

heh...$DEITY...that never gets old.  :^)


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