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Old 05-29-2005, 03:21 AM   #1
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is it ok to use i386 rpm for i686 & how about src rpm


is it ok to use i386 rpm for i686 machine. it sometimes worked out but i want know if is it ok.and what are src rpms. please throw some light into the matter
 
Old 05-29-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Hello!
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is it ok to use i386 rpm for i686 machine. it sometimes worked out but i want know if is it ok.
Yes, it is ok to install i386 rpm's on an i686 machine. If your machine is i686 for example, you can always install rpm's that have an ix86 lower or the same with yours.
http://www.rpm.org/
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and what are src rpms?
Try always searching for rpm's compiled for your machine, I mean ix86.rpm or athlon.rpm. Only if you don't find them go and install the src.rpm. These are source rpm's.You install them with
Code:
rpmbuild --rebuild --clean *.src.rpm
Code:
man rpmbuild
Cheers, Boby!

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Old 05-29-2005, 03:56 AM   #3
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thanks boby .it helped me out a lot.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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can I do it vice-versa. i.e, Can I install i686 rpm on i386 architecture machine.?

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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no it doesn't work the other way around
 
  


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