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Re: Debian on a 386? Unlikely. (was: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts)

>> Anyway there are many people using Debian on 386 and 486 machines :(,

> I'm not so sure of that any more...  We use a 486-25 at work with 8MB
> of RAM and 80MB of disk.  It runs a fine firewall/dial-up server.  In
> fact, the only thing it _can't_ do is _upgrade_!  Debian has gotten
> sooo big, that I have to make a 4 to 8MB swapfile (8MB swap partition)
> just to run dpkg, which is difficult on the limited disk space.  Dselect
> takes about 20 mins just to bring up the selection screen.

The solution may be a new arch (i686) ..... but that would require
everything, and package developers would have double load... compile for
i386 and i686


FiPS - Philipp Lopaur
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