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Re: Deleting i386 packages

You should probably avoid doing so. We are using systems based on amd64 (64 bit) architecture, still there are many applications that yet depend on the i386 (32 bit) model. 64 bit processors allow 32 apps to run, which lets them function properly on modern computers too.
i386 packages should not worry you much, and you may need some of them badly, if I am not wrong.

Happy computing!

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Joe Pfeiffer <pfeiffer@cs.nmsu.edu> wrote:
For historical reasons, my x86-64 architecture computers have a large
number of i386 packages on them that I'd just as soon be rid of.  is
there a good way to simply tell a package manager that I want everything
involving that architecture deleted?  The best answer I've found on my
own has been to use dpkg and grep to find everything with :i386, and
then construct a huge dpkg --purge command to get rid of them all.
Hoping for something a little simpler...

Himanshu Shekhar

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