Re: rpm problem with yellowdog

Subject: Re: rpm problem with yellowdog
From: Reid Ellis (
Date: Fri Oct 22 1999 - 12:17:23 MDT

simon warrington <> said:
> 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?

No, not really. It's quite simple: software *compiled* for Intel CPUs will
not run on Power PC CPUs.

In general, software *written* for Linux should compile and run on both CPUs,
unless it delves with low-level hardware, and sometimes, even then.


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