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Our Oracle installation guide says gcc-3.2.3-24.x86_64 is a required prerequisite.

When I do an rpm –qa and grep for gcc, I get this:
gcc-3.4.3-9.EL4
compat-gcc-32-3.2.3-47.3

Can someone clarify what the "EL4" suffix signifies? Is it 32 bit? 64 bit?

I'm assuming I will need to install the version called for in the Oracle install guide. Yes?

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You should be able to get away with using a newer version.. typically this type of documentation means 'at least this version' rather than 'only this version'

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Actually EL4 means Enterprise Linux 4 that is not a mater. Now your system is having gcc version 3.4.3.

But you will check your systems arch with uname -a command. You will get an output like

Linux ftp 2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux (In this you will find i686 or i386 it is 32 bit os)
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Okay we are 64 bit....

# uname -a
Linux dbserver 2.6.9-5.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 5 19:29:47 EST 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So can I conclude that our installed package gcc-3.4.3-9.EL4 is a 64 bit version?

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O yes start installing

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FYI

Not only your gcc all of your packages or 64 bit version

But some of the packages are not architecture dependable like yum

And if you have any plane to install any other packages you must select an x86_64 or noarch packages.
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