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Bug#198158: architecture i386 isn't i386 anymore

On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 09:52:17AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, John Goerzen wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 03:28:02PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > > Note that my idea was about patching the kernel that so the newer opcodes 
> > > would be emulated in software.  Everything would still work even on a 386, 
> > > just slower -- and the speed decrease can be removed by running apt-build.
> > I don't see how that suggestion can possibly be taken seriously.  Very few
> > i386 machines have the requisite disk space, memory, and swap space to build
> > large applications in Debian today.
> You do have a Pentium 17 10^38Mhz machine nearby, don't you?  Apt-build
> doesn't even give the option of avoiding creation of .debs, and the bigger
> machine is one scp (or two mcopys in an extreme case) away.

This is a disturbing trend.  You can't claim that Debian is usable on a
machine if it requires another machine or Internet access to work basically.

And no, there are not necessarily other machines reachable with scp, since
some of these machines sit outside the firewall.  Not only that, but this is
a big pain as it requires the same version of Debian over there.  It is not
a workable solution.

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