[thelist] Determining Linux version of my host

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Wed Mar 29 12:48:49 CST 2006

Hi Rich,

Rich Points <rich at richpoints.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm installing the Zend Optimizer and when I go to download the source
> files I'm asked which version of Linux I'm using, I have no idea.  The
> choices are
> linux-glibc21-i386 (4.96Mbytes)

32 bit Intel (and Intel-compatible AMD) chips: Pentiums, Athlons, 
Celerons, Durons, 486 & 386's.  This is probably what you have.

> Linux x86-64 (5.42Mbytes)

New 64 bit Intel Opterons and AMD Athlon-64's

> linux-glibc23-ppc64 (5.23Mbytes)

64 bit Power PC - that would just Apple G5 Mac's I believe.

> I wrote my host about this but they are slow to respond so I thought
> I'd try here.  I don't have shell access on this account.  Is there
> some kind of PHP I could stick in a page to find out this info?

hope this hepls,


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