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Old 10-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Slackware (Store) 13.37 DVD Labling Issue?


I "think" I have discovered a labling discrepancy on a recently purchased Rel 13.37 DVD from the Slackware Store.

The release notes say there's supposed to be the 32 bit intel versions on one of the two-sided DVD, with the 64 bit intel versions on the other.

However,
My DVD visual labels are: "Slackware 13.37 (i386)" on one side and "Slackware 13.37 (amd64)" on the other...
( Anyone know if this a labling issue or a real discrepancy? )

When I look in the config file with huge.s on the side labeled (amd64), it seems to be supporting the intel.. first comment lines are reproduced here:
#
# Automatically generated make config: don't edit
# Linux/x86_64 2.6.37.6 Kernel Configuration
# Sat Apr 9 22:43:20 2011
#
CONFIG_64BIT=y
# CONFIG_X86_32 is not set
CONFIG_X86_64=y
CONFIG_X86=y

Last edited by 3dBdown; 10-17-2011 at 03:19 PM. Reason: learned more
 
Old 10-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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Nope, that's what they all say -- the i386 side is 32-bit and the amd64 side is the 64-bit.

Slackware maintains compatibility back to i386 and it doesn't matter which 32-bit processor you've got, it automagically is compatible up to current Intel (or, you know, AMD) 32-bit processors. On the 64-bit side of the world, it's fully compatible with Intel or AMD.

Plug 'er in and go for it.

Hope this helps some.
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, it wouldn't be the first time Slackware did a few odd things, just look at the early release number sequences, even PV makes a few self deprocating comments.
 
  


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