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Old 10-07-2004, 02:28 PM   #1
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uname info and what software to install


When I want to download software on a RH linux box, there are often many versions to choose from. Each is distinguished by i386, i586 or i686.


[root] uname -a
Linux server.company.com 2.4.20-6 #1 Thu Feb 27 10:01:19 EST 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Which installation should I choose based on the information from the uname -a.

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Old 10-07-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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what is your processor?
AMD Athlon what?
i have AMD Athlon XP +2600 +/-
and i always try to choose i686 if there are any, if not, i choose the i386 ones, which also works.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:36 PM   #3
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I thought the info from the uname indicated which to download and install? Do you install based on the processor?
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:45 PM   #4
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yes, although, read this:
i386 = generic
i586 = pentium, amd k6+
i686 = pentium II + pentium III (maybe Duron fits this category)
athlon = for an athlon
anyway, i donīt really pay much attention to it, if i donīt find a package built for an athlon, i just pick up the i386 or i686.
I guess that it is best to compile in that case, but... sometimes i just dont care.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 03:13 PM   #5
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I appreciate the response and info. Unfortunatly, I have to care cause this is the company mail server and I need to download an application.

Linux server.company.com 2.4.20-6 #1 Thu Feb 27 10:01:19 EST 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Since its an athlon and there is a linux/athlon version listed on the software to install, I will use it.

thanks
 
Old 10-07-2004, 03:19 PM   #6
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youīre welcome,
 
  


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