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Old 08-19-2004, 07:40 AM   #1
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install package i386 on computer with kernel i686


Hello,

install package i386 on computer with kernel i686, can it be a problem ?

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Old 08-19-2004, 07:47 AM   #2
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Hi!

You can install it. On your i686 works i386, i486, i586, i686.

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Old 08-19-2004, 09:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Boby,

And is the reverse operation ok ? an i686 package on an i386 or i586 computer ?
Don't know much about this, and as I have a i586 desktop I guess, I would like to know about this.

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Old 08-19-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
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Hello!

The reverse is not possible.

please check this out:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...62#post1014962
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=i386+i686
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=i386+i686
........

Boby
 
Old 08-20-2004, 03:50 AM   #5
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Well many thanks for your answer, Boby, and the links were usefull to understand the problem.


Cheers, xround.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 06:11 AM   #6
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Compiling software as i686 typically gives no benefit outside of special packages such as the kernel and glibc. People who compile everything as i686 generally don't understand what they're doing.
 
  


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