Python i686 vs x86_64 -- for testing a python library

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Mar 27 14:39:21 UTC 2012

I am diagnosing a bug/odditywith a python library that uses Pyrex and
other oddities. In the course of that, I have installed python.i686 on
my F16 x86_64 system, and I'm trying to run it and... no dice!

According to rpm, python.x86_64 and python.i686 both own
/usr/bin/python and /usr/bin/python2.7 . Those binaries are 64 bits.
Googling around, I cannot find any clue on how to run the 32 bit

Had optimistically assumed that I'd find python.i686 stashed somewhere
when I looked at rpm -ql python.686 ...


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