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Remove Duplicate Packages in CentOS

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I got a package dependency issue when updating our 64-bit CentOS server, which was caused by two perl packages installed (i386 and x86_64).

perl i386     4:5.8.8-32.el5_5.1     installed     28 M
perl     x86_64   4:5.8.8-32.el5_5.1     installed     34 M

I tried to remove it using rpm command but didn’t work (maybe i just don’t know the correct params with rpm). My solution to remove package was using yum ”remove package_name.architecture”. Ex: yum remove perl.i386

Any other shortcuts in deleting duplicate packages?