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Re: [opensuse] Missing i686 packages from download.opensuse.org
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 15:13:04 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612091512100.8055@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 9 2006 22:05, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
>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.

There are few (correct me if I guess wrong) new instructions from 586 to 686.


-`J'
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