[SATLUG] Does i386 mean i386 anymore?

Greg Swift gregswift at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 21:32:00 CDT 2009


On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 20:31, scs at worldlinkisp.com <scs at worldlinkisp.com>wrote:

> >Oh wow!  Now I need to know just what constitutes an
> i686
> ..and maybe what an i386 is.  I thought I
> knew...Guess not
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Refers the the lowest level of processor compatibility.
> Current distributions are now dropping the i386 and
> settling
> for the i686 (eg. AMD K6 processor).
>
> It was kept low (i386) mainly for people in the third
> world
> countries, that either didn't have access or
> wherewithall to
> obatin a more advanced processor.
>
> hth  Lou
>
>
Whats interesting is that he is having the issue on CENTOS 5, because
according to Fedora 11's feature list, they just started dropping i386
building in favor of i586.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ArchitectureSupport

I didn't realize RHEL/CENTOS did this different from Fedora.

-greg


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