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Old 01-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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kdelibs3-3.4.0-20.10 RPM for i586 or i385


Would some body tell me hoe to interpert this: kdelibs3-3.4.0-20.10 RPM for i586, or SuSE Linux 9.3 updates for i386 / deltas.

My system is an Intel Pentium 4. I don't think I need the i586 but when I click the link for the i386 and I get this page http://fr.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/suse...386/index.html I still don't know what I need?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 05:42 AM   #2
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Hi

Technically your system is i686, so it doesn't matter which package you use because the arch specification means "for i386 and higher" so you could run the i386 package on a i486 machine, but you couldn't have run the i586 package on that machine.

hope that wasn't too confusing
btw: it's i386, not i385
 
Old 01-07-2007, 09:02 AM   #3
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Hi

Technically your system is i686, so it doesn't matter which package you use because the arch specification means "for i386 and higher" so you could run the i386 package on a i486 machine, but you couldn't have run the i586 package on that machine.

hope that wasn't too confusing
btw: it's i386, not i385
Thanks.

Technically your system is i686. How did you get this information? Is it on the internet some where?

arch specification means. Is there something on the page that gave you that information?

When I go to the linked page it has the sub directories one of which is the rpm directory. In that directory are these directories SRC, i586, NOARCH, and i686. What are these? Then at the root it has a DELTAS directory. What are deltas?

I'm sort of new to Linux so I am trying to learn this stuff.

Thanks again.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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Thanks.

Technically your system is i686. How did you get this information? Is it on the internet some where?
You mentioned your processor is Pentium 4. i686 is for Pentium 2 and Pentium Pro and higher

You can always use packages for slower architectures, such as i386 but they won't be optimized but they'll work.

Last edited by avallach; 01-07-2007 at 10:08 AM.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 12:10 PM   #5
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noarch means that that package is not architecture-specific, it will work on every platform.

src means that it's a package which includes source code

I'm not sure what deltas means, since I don't use rpm based distros that much

It's not a problem for you to use a i386 package on a pentium 4, there is a small speed/performance improvement if you use an i686 package, but it's not that big, so in other words, as long as you use something that's better than a pentium pro, it doesn't matter which architecture version you choose.
 
  


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