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Re: amd64 as default architecture

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 01:25:21PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Ben Hutchings dixit:
> >> > Eventually (wheezy+2? +3?) we would stop building a kernel package for
> >> > i386.
> >> 
> >> As in drop the i386 arch?
> >
> >No, keep i386 userland only.
> Oh, definitely not! Please keep this runnable on at least
> machines such as Soekris (486-compatible), Pentium-M, etc.

For ever and ever and ever?

> >> > have ppc64 and sparc64 soon!)
> For sparc64, I heard the sparc kernel has been sparc64-only
> since past etch, already. (Too bad, otherwise I could have
> run Debian on one of my six SPARCstations at home.)
Right, sparc32 kernel builds were more-or-less broken for a long time.
I think sparc32 is in better shape now but it seems pointless to bring
them back.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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