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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