I have some problems which I will not go into right now and I was looking into different ways of solving them. The main one being a move from Suse 11 to Debian.
One thing I notice however is that output of 'uname' labels the machine and processor as i686 and the hardware platform as i386.
am0032@linux-ckg1:~> uname -a
Linux linux-ckg1 188.8.131.52-1.1-default #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Should this be so? Shouldn't all three match?