Which EPEL package is better for CentOS, and how i am able to find out whether my CentOS 5.5 is 64-bit or 32bit?

Second Problem

in following command I am not able to execute the 3rd command (I have enabled the EPEL5)

1) wget -P /tmp http://centos.karan.org/el5/extras/testing/SRPMS/xmlrpc-c-1.06.18-1.el5.kb.src.rpm
2) rpmbuild --rebuild /tmp/xmlrpc-c-1.06.18-1.el5.kb.src.rpm
3) sudo yum -y --nogpgcheck localinstall /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64/xmlrpc-c-*.rpm
  • What is the error output of your command? – ewwhite Dec 29 '11 at 7:53

uname -a or uname -pi will show you the architecture of your system. In this context, "i386" or "i686" are 32-bit architectures. "x86_64" is 64-bit.

For 64-bit, you'll see something like:

[root@xtr ~]# uname -a
Linux xtr 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Sep 6 20:13:52 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

For a 32-bit server, you'll see:

[root@dx ~]# uname -a
Linux dx 2.6.18-274.7.1.el5PAE #1 SMP Thu Oct 20 17:03:59 EDT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Following command would give you the architecture:


Check out the path of you local rpm. Ensure that it exist at the path you are specifying.

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