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    [SOLVED] what architecture for packages? (i386, amd64)

    I just purchased a serval performance laptop. Do I load i386 or amd64 architecture packages?

    andrew@ubuntu:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz

    Is there a regular place I check this sort of thing? Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by andrewdied; July 28th, 2008 at 03:34 PM.

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    Re: what architecture for packages? (i386, amd64)

    Code:
    dpkg --print-architecture
    will work, although I'm sure someone will recomend a better way, rather than falling to dpkg for the info.

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    Re: what architecture for packages? (i386, amd64)

    Code:
    uname -m
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    Lightbulb SOLVED: Re: what architecture for packages? (i386, amd64)

    Interesting:

    andrew@ubuntu:~$ dpkg --print-architecture
    amd64
    andrew@ubuntu:~$ uname -m
    x86_64

    If I recall correctly, Intel went and started using the AMD chipset for 64 bit, so this makes some sense. The important thing is I need to use the amd64 packages, and not the i386 ones, if available.

    Thanks, all, for the help.

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    Re: what architecture for packages? (i386, amd64)

    Right. AMD64 is sort of a legacy name for Ubuntu. But it is not restricted to AMD.
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