i386 means...32 bit?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 18 01:17:22 UTC 2012

On 08/17/2012 01:52 AM, Thufir wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:23:18 +0600, সাজেদুর রহিম জোয়ারদার wrote:
>> *uname -a*
>> Your will find your system type and the processor type also.
> thufir at dur:~$ 
> thufir at dur:~$ uname -a
> Linux dur.bounceme.net 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:50:42 
> UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> thufir at dur:~$ 
> See, that's exactly what I mean.  It says right there "i686".  

That means that your cpu is i686, your kernel is i686 compatible *and*
i386 compatible.

dbmail was available in Ubuntu repositories up to 11.04 (natty):
You'd have to go throught the bug reports to find out why it was dropped
for newer releases.

Note that the .deb (Download dbmail) shows i386 - that only means it
will run fine on Intel x86 machines - including i386.

You can safely go back to:
and let them know that you have an i686 cpu & kernel. The issues that
you are having in that thread
have nothing to do with i386.


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