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How to install 32-bit (i686) packages with pkcon?

asked 2017-09-29 04:30:47 +0000

mr_johnson22 gravatar image

updated 2017-10-09 04:00:57 +0000

Whenever there is a package with 32-bit and 64-bit versions, I'm able to use sudo dnf install [package].1686 to specify the 32-bit version (usually for installing graphics libraries). I'd like to be able to use pkcon to do the same thing, but pkcon install [package].i686 reports that no matching packages exist if [package] also has a 64-bit (x86_64) version. (EDIT: Actually, this happens regardless of whether 64-bit packages exist or not.)

Is there a way to specify the package architecture when installing packages with pkcon? Strangely, searching for & uninstalling i686 packages works just fine; only installing them has this issue.

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answered 2017-10-09 04:08:24 +0000

mr_johnson22 gravatar image

It turns out this behaviour is by design: When using 'pkcon install' assume arch filter unless specified otherwise

This can be bypassed with pkcon --filter ~arch install [package_name]. This makes pkcon filter out any packages whose arch matches the OS, which is the negation of the default behaviour (an implicit --filter arch for the install command).

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Asked: 2017-09-29 04:30:47 +0000

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