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Re: Dropping/splitting (proper) i386 support

On Fri, 2 May 2003 12:36, Neil Roeth wrote:
> If Debian chooses to drop the 386, then those wishing to continue running
> them as secure network appliances will have to either backport security
> fixes, or

It's not as if each 386 user has to do some back-port work.  One or two people 
could probably handle it and provide an apt repository for the rest.

Building a security fix that's already been tested on i486+ for i386 shouldn't 
be overly difficult.  When you compare it to the work that people such as 
Brian May are doing now in back-porting packages to woody it's trivial.

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