Bug#609690: Debian x86 32-bits built for i586 !?
On Mon, 16 May 2011, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> I think any claim that Debian supports 486-class processors is more of
> an aspiration. What maintainer has the time to test on such antiques
Well, nobody is running regular kernel regression testing on 486-class
hardware AFAIK, and that includes the kernel upstream. I'd doubt even i586
is getting any serious testing...
So yes, it will break every so often, and the situation is not going to get
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