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Old 08-12-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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What's the difference between "rpm" and "*.noarch.rpm"?


What's the difference between "rpm" and "*.noarch.rpm"?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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"What's the difference between "rpm" and "*.noarch.rpm"?"

Most binary rpm packages include the architecture that the rpm was compiled on in the next to last field in the name. For example: *.amd64.rpm means that the package was compiled to run on an AMD 64 bit processor and *.i586.rpm means that the package was compiled to run on an Intel 586 or higher.

*.noarch.rpm means that the package will work on any architecture. A better name would be *.anyarch.rpm

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