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Hi I want to install Aptitude on Debian 5.0.1 running on Xeon E5430 I believe Xeon E5430's architecture is Intel 64 (x86-64). On the aptitude download webpage I have to ...
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    What architecture should I select to install aptitude on XEON E5430?


    Hi
    I want to install Aptitude on Debian 5.0.1 running on Xeon E5430
    I believe Xeon E5430's architecture is Intel 64 (x86-64).

    On the aptitude download webpage I have to select among the following architectures:

    Architecture
    alpha
    amd64
    arm
    armel
    hppa
    i386
    ia64
    mips
    mipsel
    powerpc
    s390
    sparc

    (sorry I still cannot post URL)

    I do know know which architecture one I should choose for XEON E5430.

    - ia64? This is Intel Itanium's 64 bit architecture.
    - amd64? This is AMD's 64 bit architecture.
    - i386? This is 32 bit architecture.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by feelgood; 06-10-2009 at 12:31 PM. Reason: tabs do not display correctly, looked unreadable

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    Well, Take a look here ---> http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/per...a64-em64t.html

    amd64 = x86_64 = intel64
    x86 = i386, i486 and so on.

    But you can't install 64bit package if your system is 32bit.
    To know your system architecture use this command
    # uname -m
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    aptitude is already in the main Debian repositories. You can install it using apt-get which is the default package manager interface. As root, run the following commands.
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install aptitude
    You're better of sticking with package managers rather than downloading packages yourself. Also, if you want to check your current architecture, you can use uname.
    Code:
    uname -m

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    Thank for you replies

    The architecture was XEON E543 Harpertown, which is "Intel® 64 Architecture" (Intel's implementation of x86-64).

    So I should have chosen AMD64.

    It is too late now. This was a virtual server (VPS) using HyperVM and kloxo. The host switched these control panels off due to security concerns after the recent suicide of the creator of these panels. I was trying to install a ISPcp-omega control panel, but there were too many issues. It did not work and I had to cancelled my account with them, so now I have 2 CentOS VPS, but right now I do not need to install any control panels as I have plesk.

    Soon I will try to install Jitterbit on one of the CentOS servers so I will come back with more questions.

    I think I might also install a Linux at home just to try things. Which one would you recommend:
    - Debian
    - CentOS
    - Ubunto

    (Well this thread is in Debian Linux Help, so I can guess your answer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by feelgood View Post
    I think I might also install a Linux at home just to try things. Which one would you recommend:
    - Debian
    - CentOS
    - Ubunto

    (Well this thread is in Debian Linux Help, so I can guess your answer)
    Those are all very good distributions, but I personally prefer the package tool that comes with Debian and Ubuntu over the one that CentOS uses. Still, it really is a matter of personal preference that each user should decide for him/herself.
    oz

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