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Faysal_1
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newbie linux question

i m a newbie, and m trying to learn linux from Uleashed Linux 9.
i have a question, and didnt find the answer in the above mentioned book. the question is what is the difference between the
packagename.i386.rpm, packagename.i686.rpm, and packagename.src.rpm.

wishes
SFR
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HGN
Honored Contributor

Re: newbie linux question

Hi

What I think is

packagename.i386.rpm for i386 based systems,

packagename.i686.rpm for i486 & pentium based systems(also for amd systems)

packagename.src.rpm source rpm.

Rgds

HGN

Faysal_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: newbie linux question

Hi HGN

source rpm ... i am sory but i didnt get you, explain.

SFR
Faysal_1
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Re: newbie linux question

and one more question
ext2 and ext3 filesystems are developed by Redhat team ?
and RPM is packaging technique from RedHat ?
RPM is the abbreviation of Redhat Pakage Manager ?

wishes
SFR
Bruce Copeland
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Re: newbie linux question

RPM is a packaging system developed by Red Hat (but widely used by others as well).

Packages with extensions like .i386.rpm and .i686.rpm are compiled (binary) packages. Packages ending with .src.rpm are source code only. In order to use them, you would have to build (compile) them on your own system.

Packages with the .i386.rpm extension should work on any x86 (intel 386, 486, pentium, and amd equivalents). Packages with the .i686.rpm extension are optimized to run on pentium II (and amd equivalent) class systems. They may in some cases also run on earlier systems.

The filesystems ext2 aren ext3 are standard Linux filesystems (not just Red Hat).

Bruce
HGN
Honored Contributor

Re: newbie linux question

Hi

Regarding ext2 and ext3 filesystems the are standard on Linux and not RedHat developed.

RPM is a product developed by RedHat for easy package maintenance.
src.rpm are source rpm which can be complied.

Hope the is useful and also well explained by Bruce here as well.

Rgds

HGN
Faysal_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: newbie linux question

Thanks