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Old 03-23-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
digitized_funk
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basic question on distro and architecture


I have a couple of easy queries:

1. What is the architecture numbers? I have a celeron 500 cpu so is my architecture i386, i586??

2. If I download .rpm for Suse 8.1 is it compatible with Suse 8.0?? It's a bit of a pain having to upgrade because I am on just dial up.

3. Is there any mirror site that offers the kde-look.org files, heaps of their download links are broken.

cheers.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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Hey funk

Your architecture is i386 (intel,AMD). The celeron is an i686 processor.

You may find some dependency problems due to different libraries when you use suse rpms from a different version. I suppose it would depend on what you were trying to upgrade. Suse has a page of updates and patches specific to each version. I personally would stick to these. You may find that in meeting the dependencies of a particular upgrade from 8.1, you end up breaking a bunch of other stuff in the process.

I don't know about the last question...

By the way, if you like SuSE, 8.2 will be out in April.

HTH
 
Old 03-23-2003, 10:09 PM   #3
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great thanks. So for instance this file:

kmess-1.1-SuSE8.1.i586.rpm

where it says i586 does that mean it's not suitable for my machine anyway? because I have a 386/686.

If it's out in April, I think I'll wait for that one, in the meantime I'm going to try to install KDE 3.1 because I really want the tabbed konqueror and download manager .
 
Old 03-23-2003, 10:45 PM   #4
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If all you want to do is upgrade 8.0 to KDE 3.1, then do a search on the SuSE site. The have the whole list of RPMs for KDE 3.1 for each release of suse through 8.1. According to what I saw, you have to make sure that certain packages have been upgraded prior to installing the 3.1 RPM's

http://www.suse.com/us/private/downl..._8_0/base.html

this is the link for that page.

HTH
 
Old 03-24-2003, 04:33 AM   #5
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yep thanks, that's where I was getting it from, I have it upgraded now. It's a really big change, heaps better, great icons and nice look, and kget and konqueror are updated really great, I love linux now everything is working except my digital sound output. Once I find a ssh client (like www.ssh.com) with a ftp built in I'll be able to switch almost permanently to linux.
 
  


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