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Re: 586 kernels.



On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 14:40 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> A day or so ago, I flipped the switch and killed off the 586 specific
> kernel, by making the 686 kernel bootable on older machines.
> Turns out it isn't that easy however.
> Rpm will refuse to install the 686 kernel a 586, because it checks
> the arch..
> 
> sudo rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8.i686.rpm 
> Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
> package kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8 is intended for a i686 architecture

Since the other kernels have their specific names in them, such as ppc,
x86-64, ppc64, etc., why can't you use a name for ix86 systems instead
of x86?  Heck, why not just x86?  Will rpm upgrade/install with that
over 586, 686, etc? 

kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8.intel.rpm
kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8.x86.rpm
kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8.rpm (leave off the name all together for x86
boxes)

Anything other than intel boxes would have the name, like ppc, x86_64,
s390, etc..

Would rpm/yum work with anything of that nature?

-- 
Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

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