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Old 01-09-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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uname question

I want to download a rpm that has two versions, one for i386 and one for i686.

[mike@main mike]$ uname -m
[mike@main mike]$ uname -p
[mike@main mike]$ uname -i

I don't understand how the hardware platform shows i386 but the processor and machine show i686. This machine has a p3 but I thought i686 was for at least p4. I assume the i386 is the safe way to go. Is this correct?
Old 01-09-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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Yes, i386 would be compiled for i386 which anything above that can handle. If you have a p3, I would just vote to just download the i686 as it is compiled to work better most likely for your architecture.
Old 01-09-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thanks trickykid for the quick reply.
Old 01-09-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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i686 is for the Pentium Pro and Pentium 2/3 (and later) architectures. Using the i686 one should be safe.



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