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I use docker container on CentOS7 x86_64.

Docker container depends on the host system.

bash
$ arch
x86_64

The arch command shows the above host arch in the container.

I want to use the container as i686, so I write i686 in /etc/yum/vars/arch and /etc/yum/vars/basearch.

bash
$ cat /etc/yum/vars/arch
i686
$ yum install {package} # It will install i686 packages.

What is the difference?

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