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Re: Dropping 386 support

Andres Salomon wrote:
> Given d-i's memory requirements, and the fact that you'd be hard-pressed
> to find a (desktop) 386 system with more than 16 megs of memory, I don't
> consider debian 3.1 to be a viable candidate for installing onto a 386.
> Also, note that if we do drop 386 support, I will rename
> kernel-image-2.6.8-386 to kernel-image-2.6.8-486, and update
> optimizations accordingly.

I have no opinion on 386 support, but it's too late to go changing
kernel package names for sarge. d-i relies on the current names, and
this sort of transition will likely set us back days or weeks on our
release schedule.

see shy jo

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