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Re: Trying to remove "architecture i386"

Ansgar Burchardt <"Ansgar Burchardt"@43-1.org> writes:

> Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@skimble.plus.com> writes:
>> ╭────
>> │sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386
>> ╰────
>> which failed saying -
>> dpkg: error: cannot remove architecture 'i386' currently in use by the database
>> How then can I remove 'i386' please, or should I just cut my losses and reinstall?
> Do you still have any i386 packages installed? I think running
>   dpkg -l "*:i386"
> should list them (I don't use multiarch myself, but it works for the
> native architecture and "*:all").
> Ansgar

Thanks Ansgar.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
dpkg -l "*:i386"
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                      Version           Architecture      Description
rc  crossover                 14.1.11-1         i386              Run Windows applications like MS Office
rc  libasound2:i386           1.0.28-1          i386              shared library for ALSA applications
rc  libc6:i386                2.19-18+deb8u1    i386              GNU C Library: Shared libraries
rc  libc6-i686:i386           2.19-18+deb8u1    i386              GNU C Library: Shared libraries [i686 optimized]
rc  libdrm2:i386              2.4.58-2          i386              Userspace interface to kernel DRM services -- runtime
rc  libexpat1:i386            2.1.0-6+deb8u1    i386              XML parsing C library - runtime library
rc  libfreetype6:i386         2.5.2-3+deb8u1    i386              FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files
rc  libgcc1:i386              1:4.9.2-10        i386              GCC support library
rc  libgl1-mesa-glx:i386      10.3.2-1+deb8u1   i386              free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime
rc  libglapi-mesa:i386        10.3.2-1+deb8u1   i386              free implementation of the GL API -- shared library
rc  libglu1-mesa:i386         9.0.0-2           i386              Mesa OpenGL utility library (GLU)
rc  libice6:i386              2:1.0.9-1+b1      i386              X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
rc  liblcms2-2:i386           2.6-3+b3          i386              Little CMS 2 color management library
rc  libpng12-0:i386           1.2.50-2+deb8u1   i386              PNG library - runtime
rc  libsm6:i386               2:1.2.2-1+b1      i386              X11 Session Management library
rc  libstdc++6:i386           4.9.2-10          i386              GNU Standard C++ Library v3
rc  libudev1:i386             215-17+deb8u2     i386              libudev shared library
rc  libuuid1:i386             2.25.2-6          i386              Universally Unique ID library
rc  libx11-6:i386             2:1.6.2-3         i386              X11 client-side library
rc  libx11-xcb1:i386          2:1.6.2-3         i386              Xlib/XCB interface library
rc  libxau6:i386              1:1.0.8-1         i386              X11 authorisation library
rc  libxcb-dri2-0:i386        1.10-3+b1         i386              X C Binding, dri2 extension
rc  libxcb-dri3-0:i386        1.10-3+b1         i386              X C Binding, dri3 extension
rc  libxcb-glx0:i386          1.10-3+b1         i386              X C Binding, glx extension
rc  libxcb-present0:i386      1.10-3+b1         i386              X C Binding, present extension
rc  libxcb-sync1:i386         1.10-3+b1         i386              X C Binding, sync extension
rc  libxcb1:i386              1.10-3+b1         i386              X C Binding
rc  libxcursor1:i386          1:1.1.14-1+b1     i386              X cursor management library
rc  libxdamage1:i386          1:1.1.4-2+b1      i386              X11 damaged region extension library
rc  libxdmcp6:i386            1:1.1.1-1+b1      i386              X11 Display Manager Control Protocol library
rc  libxext6:i386             2:1.3.3-1         i386              X11 miscellaneous extension library
rc  libxfixes3:i386           1:5.0.1-2+b2      i386              X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extension library
rc  libxi6:i386               2:1.7.4-1+b2      i386              X11 Input extension library
rc  libxrandr2:i386           2:1.4.2-1+b1      i386              X11 RandR extension library
rc  libxrender1:i386          1:0.9.8-1+b1      i386              X Rendering Extension client library
rc  libxshmfence1:i386        1.1-4             i386              X shared memory fences - shared library
rc  libxxf86vm1:i386          1:1.1.3-1+b1      i386              X11 XFree86 video mode extension library
rc  zlib1g:i386               1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1 i386              compression library - runtime
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Wow, that *is* a lot! But I don't think that they're all installed, ATM.
I don't know what the "rc" means though.

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