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Old 06-20-2007, 10:53 AM   #1
tekmann33
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Explain RPM packages


Is there a good tutorial somewhere that explains rpm packages. More specifically, what is the difference between

ncurses-devel-t.t-4-i486.rpm and ncurses-devel-5.5-42.x86_64.rpm.


The kind of questions I would like to have answered are:

What is i486 and i386?

What is x86?

What exactly is a development package?

Questions like that.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
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Visit and review;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager
 
  


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