cpanel on x86_64 has i386 packages installed

backblaze

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when i run
yum list installed | grep 386
i get 150 packages, but my system is x64, why cpanel installed those packages??
every time i run any install or upgrade from cpanel, i see it downloads both 64 and 386, why?

is it safe to remove them? cause on other server without cpanel i have easily removed them, not sure here with cpanel, will it hiccup?

id like to remove them for sure and reboot...



thanks
 

cPanelTristan

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You should be able to remove any duplicate packages for i386/i686 that are showing for both x86_64 and i386/i686. Please ensure to put --no-deps when removing a duplicate rpm.

You could always add an /etc/yum.conf exclusion for non x86_64 packages by putting *i386 and *i686 if you would prefer. Many times, duplicates aren't an issue, but in the case of openssl, it can cause several issues with updates working.