meaning of i386?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Thu May 10 16:51:19 UTC 2012

On Thu, 10 May 2012 11:44:44 -0500
Matyas Selmeci <matyas at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm wondering about the meaning of the arch i386. Is it just a label,
> or are i386 packages still compiled to only use instructions that a
> 386 had? And if the latter, how come?

In any place I can think of you seeing this in current Fedora, it means
"32 bit". 

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