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Old 06-12-2002, 09:08 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Can someone tell me what the difference is between a RPM that is i386 and i686? For example, qmail-1.03-48.i386 and qmail-1.03-48.i686- what's the difference? Is it processor type or Redhat version, like 7.0 or 7.3, ect.

I want to install qmail on RH 7.2. Which one of the above will work with 7.2?

Thanks!

Vince

 
Old 06-12-2002, 09:14 AM   #2
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The "i386" and "i686" indicate what processor the package is optimized for. The "i686 package, for example, won't work on a P1 or a K6, but the i386 will work (maybe not optimally) on P3.
 
Old 06-12-2002, 10:39 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Thanks and one more question

Thanks very much.

Are there any other types I should look out for? e.g., i586?

I know I have seen one of these during bootup, one was called Valhala. I'd guess this is the best way to tell which processor I have, or can I see this somewhere while logged in as root?

Thanks for the help!

Vince
 
Old 06-12-2002, 10:43 AM   #4
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mandrake uses i586 by default. the best way to find what cpu you have is naturally to use uname. trial error to see what programs you can run is a bit of a bizarre way to do anything.
 
  


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