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Bug#198158: architecture i386 isn't i386 anymore

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 09:51:07AM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: serious
> Tags: sarge, sid
> [please don't reassign to any gcc/libstdc++ package]
> The solution I would favour would be:
> - drop the i386 support
> - keep the i386 architecture name
> - let dpkg-architecture output the new configuration string
>   (i.e. i486-linux)
> - if anybody wants to start the mini-i386 architecture, we have to
>   find an architecture name for it.
> changing the dpkg-architecture's ARCH string to i.e. i486 would break
> a lot of build scripts ...

What we have not yet decided is whether we drop i386 support for C++
packages or for all packages. If we choose the former, the mini-i386
will just need to contain the important C++ packages. If we choose
the later, developers can start to activate i486 optimisation in
random packages.

In any case we need to make clear if we allow 486 optimisation that
are not i386 compatible or not.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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