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Old 05-05-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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Which architecture?

Hi all,

I have a question about some I think strange behaviour: When compiling a *.src.rpm the binary packages show up in /usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i586. Nothing strange about that so far. The strange aspect is, that uname says, the Athlon XP 1600+ belongs to i686 family (which I believe is corrcet).
Anybody, who can explain that to me?

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I may be wrong, but I think that has to do with the system that glibc was built for.
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Thanks for the reply. So, that brings us to the question: If I compile glibc on my machine, the binary shows up under i586 though itīs compiled on i686. If I install that fresh compiled glibc, where will the next packages compiled show up? Think I'm gonna try that out. I'll keep you informed!

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You get a package (rpm, source code, whatever) that is designed for a 586, and that is how it will be set up. It won't change the installation configuration because you are on a 686.

(SW for 586 will run on a 686, but not always the other way around)


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