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Old 04-08-2004, 03:01 AM   #1
satishpatel
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what is the diffrence ?


I want to know that What is the diffrence between I386,I586 and I686 package of linux RPM package
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:22 AM   #2
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the difference's the i686 package is for new computers, the i386 package is for the old computers.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:24 AM   #3
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i386 runs on 80386 and faster computers. 25-100MHz processors
i586 runs on pentium I and faster computers. 60-200MHz processors
i686 runs on pentium II and faster computers. 133-350+MHz processors

Not really that much of a distinction, it's just that the higher ones are optimized to take advantage of the newer systems. Most people with systems newer than 1998 will use the i686 rpms. Worst case scenario, if you try and install them on an older system, you'll get an error message. If anything, they need to bump some of these settings up a little nowadays, as i686 only went to 600Mhz even in server systems.
 
  


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