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Old 04-09-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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is this suse 9.1?


uname -a
Linux linux 2.6.5-7.252-default #1 Tue Feb 14 11:11:04 UTC 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

and what is i686 and i386? whay is this important?
thanks
 
Old 04-09-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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cat /etc/SuSE-release
 
Old 04-09-2006, 06:45 AM   #3
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cat /etc/SuSE-release
SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586)
VERSION = 9.1
thank you. now i know for sure. so much stuff i begin to doubt my self on everything.
now if you could?: that i586... what it means? becose i see alot of apps having this in them. like i386. dose this mean that i can only work or instal i586 files?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smajser
cat /etc/SuSE-release
SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586)
VERSION = 9.1
thank you. now i know for sure. so much stuff i begin to doubt my self on everything.
now if you could?: that i586... what it means? becose i see alot of apps having this in them. like i386. dose this mean that i can only work or instal i586 files?
Those are your hardware and cpu architecture.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by smajser
cat /etc/SuSE-release
SuSE Linux 9.1 (i586)
VERSION = 9.1
thank you. now i know for sure. so much stuff i begin to doubt my self on everything.
now if you could?: that i586... what it means? becose i see alot of apps having this in them. like i386. dose this mean that i can only work or instal i586 files?
As I understand it, from an Intel point of view
i386 for 386's
i486 for 486's
i586 for original pentium
i686 for later pentiums and (I think) celerons

Looking at rpms
x86_64 for 64-bit
src for source rpms (you will not normally be using these probably)
noarch for rpms not dependent on architecture
i*86 (the ones you will use mostly)

The architecture is backward compatable. Example using rpms optimized for i386 is no problem.

On the rest of this I'm guessing a little bit; The kernel you are running is the default, optimized for i586, this is normal. It is possible to recompile optimized for i686, but not necessary for normal use. If there is any problem using rpms labelled i686 it's something I have not noticed.
 
  


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