Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: india
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
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, 02:22 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
the difference's the i686 package is for new computers, the i386 package is for the old computers.
Old 04-08-2004, 02:24 AM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Brighton, Michigan, USA
Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
Posts: 746

Rep: Reputation: 31
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what is the diffrence of Ununtu and others ? medya Ubuntu 3 10-22-2005 11:10 AM
Diffrence between OSS and reatil ? shogun990 SUSE / openSUSE 2 10-14-2005 09:12 PM
diffrence RHEL and Advanced server tkmuthuvel Linux - Certification 1 10-13-2005 10:16 AM
Diffrence between LGPL and GPL? worldmagic Programming 3 07-01-2004 08:24 AM
Who can tell me the diffrence between the two files? iamthewind Linux - Software 2 10-08-2003 04:45 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration