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Re: [SLE] SUSE Linux 10.1 - 32-bit or 64-bit
  • From: "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 08:54:12 -0400
  • Message-id: <1148043252.2869.106.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2006-05-19 at 12:31 +0000, David Bottrill wrote:
> So do you think then that (X86_64) means it's detected it's running on an
> 64bit O/S but is actually only a 32bit app?

Yes! You are running the i686 (32-bit/36-bit PAE) version of Firefox.
You are _not_ running the x86-64 (48-bit/52-bit PAE) version.

Is there a document out there on how YaST handles selection of select
i586/i686 packages under x86-64, _including_ ensuring _updates_ are

This is one of the reasons I'm leaving Fedora Core x86-64, Red Hat
doesn't bother to include things like Firefox built to 32-bit for x86-64
(even though it does HelixPlayer and others).

Bryan J. Smith Professional, technical annoyance
Americans don't get upset because citizens in some foreign
nations can burn the American flag -- Americans get upset
because citizens in those same nations can't burn their own

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