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Old 05-23-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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how to find linux server platform

hi, i need to install ioncube loader. from the download page, there are many selections for linux @
-Linux (x86)
-Linux (x86-64)
-Linux (ppc)
-Linux (ppc64)

how can i find out which linux's platform from the command line? thank you
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What distro are you using? Normally there is a file in /etc which tells you what version of that distro you are using (for Debian it's /etc/debian_version; for RedHat /etc/redhat_release). Also with
uname -a
you can find out information about the kernel you're using.

Basically the
-Linux (x86)
-Linux (x86-64)
part refers to Intel based computers, either 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x86-64).
The other two refer to PowerPC CPU based computers; also 32 and 64bit version.

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Originally Posted by EricTRA View Post
for Debian it's /etc/debian_version; for RedHat /etc/redhat_release
For almost all distros you can identify the distro by
/bin/ls /etc/*version* /etc/*release*
and looking in the file(s) listed.


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