[Techtalk] i386 or i686?

Hamster hamster at hamsternet.org
Thu Oct 30 12:23:43 EST 2003

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 11:07:29 +0100
Dan Richter <daniel.richter at wimba.com> wrote:

> How do I know whether I need i386 or i686 RPMs? Is it as simple as 
> asking whether I have a Pentium or a Pentium 2/3/4?

More or less, yeah.

i386 files work with i386 and everything above.

i486 files work with 486 and above (ie NOT 386)

i586 works with 586 and above (ie NOT 386 or 486)

and so on :-)


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