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Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

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Francis Ancheta
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Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

What is the difference betweek Redhat 9.0 Shrike and Redhat 9.0 i386. I don't have time to read and I figured this is the fastest way to get information. Appreciate your inputs. What is the advantage of each one over the other?
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Stuart Browne
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Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

I'd have to say "Nothing". Nada. 0.

The name 'Shrike' is just the version name, as against the version number.

Current Beta = Severn
RH 9.0 = Shrike
RH 8.0 = Psyche
RH 7.3 = Valhalla
RH 7.2 = Enigma
RH 7.1 = Seawolf
RH 7.0 = Guiness
RH 6.2 = Zoot
RH 6.1 = Cartmen
RH 6.0 = Hedwig

...

You get the idea. Regardless of platform (i386, i686, alpha, ppc, parisc, sparc), the RH name is the same.
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Francis Ancheta
Frequent Advisor

Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

Thanks for the input. I am a bit confused as to what I should download for my upgrade from RH 8. Should I download the shrike version or the i386 version? A bit silly question ...
K.C. Chan
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Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

Yes, download redhat9. During the installion process, it will as you what type of install you plan to do, one of them is upgrade. Good luck.
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Francis Ancheta
Frequent Advisor

Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

I'm sorry my question should be which should be ... What is the deffence between SRPMS and i386 version of RH9. Because at the download page we have 2 selection the i386 and the SRPMS. Sorry for the confusion.
Stuart Browne
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Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

SRPMS = Source RPM's.

Unless you want to recompile everything (nope. you don't.) you want to grab the binary distribution.

So you want either:

/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/iso/i386/
or
/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/os/i386/RedHat/

I'd suggest grabbing the ISO's if you want to upgrade. It's easier to pull from CD's.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

If you are choosing between 8 & 9 choose 9.

9 started out as 8.1, a major bug fix, but at some point it morphed into a major features upgrade.

As to the original question, definite nada. Running a Shrike Server right now. I like it fine except the GUI is sluggish on old hardware.

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Huc_1
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Re: Shrike and I386 Download on Redhat 9

You are installing from scratch so go for the now "not so new Redhat 9.0" and subscribe to the http://rhn.redhat.com demo account for an few week's updates so to get the last version of patch/updates rpm's to get your system up to date (this is very neat and ease, just fill out a few forms)

Hope this helps.

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