[CentOS] Clarifications

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 17:06:24 UTC 2007

On 9/13/07, centos at 911networks.com <centos at 911networks.com> wrote:

> I   was  wondering,   rhel5/centos5  is   686,  but   when  I   went  to
> http://dag.wieers.com  ,  the  packages  for rhel5  are  either  386  or
> x86_64. Why?
> Should I recompile them for 686 or is  it a waste of time or it makes no
> difference or...

i386 is nomenclature carried over for legacy reasons, and is in
reality i686 code.
The i386 packages will work just fine on rhel5/centos5.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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