Bug#219356: I also think libc6-i586 would be useful
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:21:16PM -0200, Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
> libc6-i686 won't work in a K6. An libc6-i586 would be useful for using
> NPTL on a i586 (if it works, I recall at least Gentoo's glibc didn't
> compile NTPL in a i586. I recall seeing somewhere it needed a couple of
> small patches to work).
> If NPTL works correctly in a 486, a libc6-i486 could be used instead of
> a libc6-i586 (but I don't think enough people use a 486-class machine
> nowadays for it to make sense; I see lots of Pentiums, Pentiums MMX and
> K6s but few 486s around here).
The NPTL libraries included with the main libc6 package are already
optimized for i486. Doing them for i586 instead would be a little
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