Why does Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 x86_64 channel contains i686 packages as well?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Issue

  • Why does Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 x86_64 channel contains i686 packages as well?

Resolution

  • It is because for clients who wish to run x86_64 version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and wish to run 32 bit applications.
  • This policy was available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as well.

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