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Re: i686 build of Fedora Core



Alan Cox wrote:

So they run on i386 and are .i386.rpm but i686 optimised. The packages in
.i686 form are packages containing functionality that won't run on i386
and are carefully chosen because it matters in those packages alone that
i686 instructions can be used.


Sure, but what can do optimization without using the *hardcoded* cpu
instructions inserted in the architecture ?

BTW when i've some spare time, i'll try compiling an optimized version
of some meaningful packages and will post here the results.

Regards,
Angelo



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