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Old 07-20-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Suse 9.1 Personal. Which rpm and gcc versions???

Hi all,

I'm a complete newbie to linux and am trying to learn as I go along. Any help here would be appreciated, as I'm about to give up!

I have two issues I'd appreciate help with:

1) I don't know which version of rpms I need as I dont know what category my system falls under. I have an AMD XP 2500, 512 Ram with Suse 9.1 Personal installed on it. I've read this architecture is K6 or K7 but I only ever find rpms for i386, i586, sparc64 and a whole host others. Which alternatives would work on my system?

2) Say there are no alternatives, I assume I need to download the source and compile it on my system. Suse 9.1 doesn't have a compiler included with it. So I've tried to download that too but haven't found a K7 version, so I guess I need a compiler to compile the compiler source! Vicious circle. I've tried version ix86-suse9.1 but that claimed my architecture was the wrong type. So which version rpm should I download and where can i download it from?!


Old 07-20-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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Just use the i586, I have a AMD Athlon 2500+, and i386, i586, etc.. all work with my distro (SuSE 9.1 Professional)
Old 07-20-2004, 08:15 PM   #3
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Here is a thread explaining the difference between architectures. The best choice would be a package that says 'noarch" which means that it *should* work on all architectures.
Old 07-20-2004, 09:20 PM   #4
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Best place for RPMS for major programs is :


all the RPMs on this site are made for SuSE Linux on a 32 bit machine, and most have been updated so that they work with 9.1.

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Old 07-21-2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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Thanks all, got gcc working. Also, through one of your suggested threads found a brill site for pretty much all the rpms you want:



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