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2.4. Architecture specific notes

This section provides notes that are specific to the supported hardware architectures of Fedora.

2.4.1. RPM multiarch support on 64-bit platforms - x86_64 and ppc64

RPM supports parallel installation of multiple architectures of the same package. A default package listing such as rpm -qa might appear to include duplicate packages, since the architecture is not displayed. Instead, use the repoquery command, part of the yum-utils package, which displays architecture by default. To install yum-utils, run the following command:
      su -c 'yum install yum-utils'

To list all packages with their architecture using rpm, run the following command:
      rpm -qa --queryformat "%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n"

This setting changes the default query to list the architecture. Add it to /etc/rpm/macros (for a system wide setting) or ~/.rpmmacros (for a per-user setting).
      %_query_all_fmt %%{name}-%%{version}-%%{release}.%%{arch}