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Old 12-15-2004, 02:51 AM   #1
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Question RPM architecture question


Just a quick one that has probably been asked before.....can anyone point me to a reference which explains the architecture labelling for RPM's. (ie. what is the difference between i586 & i686 etc?) I realise that i386 is meant for Intel but as I'm using AMD Athlon I'm not sure which RPM to download.

All help appreciated.

Tom
 
Old 12-15-2004, 04:12 AM   #2
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y'know i do find it strange how people have never neard of 386's, 486's etc.... funny how quick things move on....

i?86 implies intel compatible architecture, this includes intel's product range, amd duron / athlon / sempron chips, via's c3 and eden processors etc... so...

i386 = 386's and later
i486 = 486's and later
i586 = pentiums (and equiv) and later
i686 = pentium 2's (and equiv) and later
 
Old 12-15-2004, 04:22 AM   #3
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Hi Acid,

Thanks for that, I was aware of 386, 486 PC's as I had one of each way back when (.....just wasn't sure that they related to the same thing!)

Seems difficult to find reference in RPM literature.

Cheers all the same,

Tom
 
Old 12-15-2004, 07:17 AM   #4
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i think to be honest it's not really in rpm documentation as it's assumed knowledge. from the number of queries we get about it, it shouldn't really be assumed....
 
  


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