Re: rpm problem with yellowdog

Subject: Re: rpm problem with yellowdog
From: simon warrington (
Date: Fri Oct 22 1999 - 11:54:47 MDT


Thanks for the response.

I figured that it wasn't an rpm problem. I was curious as to whether
Yellowdog is in fact a different beast to Linux running on a non-PPC box.

So, I guess software written for "Linux" won't necessarily work on
Yellowdog. Is that correct?

>From: Jim Cole <>
>Subject: Re: rpm problem with yellowdog
>Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 22:43:54 -0600 (MDT)
>simon warrington's bits of Thu, 21 Oct 1999 translated to:
> > I've tried a couple of times to install Websphere Application server for
> > linux and get a couple of different messages.
> >
> > package <filename> is for a different architecture.
> >
> > I thought that Yellowdog was exactly the same as RedHat 6.XX on any
> > machine.
>Hi. This is not correct and the problem doesn't have anything to do with
>rpm. Different architectures (e.g. x86 vs. PPC) use very different
>instruction sets, so you cannot just move an executable from one
>to another. You either need to have binaries built for your architecture or
>have source code from which you can build the binaries yourself.

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