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Re: [opensuse] Missing i686 packages from download.opensuse.org
  • From: "Joe Morris (NTM)" <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 22:05:36 +0800
  • Message-id: <457AC2B0.2070406@xxxxxxx>
Brett I. Holcomb wrote:
> On Saturday 09 December 2006 04:28, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>
>> Why do you need i686? (Ok, there are a few like glibc.) i586 works for
>> everyone.
>>
>
> That's a question I've wondered about - If we have a 686 system wouldn't the
> 686 packages be better than the 586?
>
>
I have read here the difference is so slight that it isn't worth it for
most packages. Some packages do benefit to be sure, but they are few in
number.


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Joe Morris
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