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Re: Defaulting to i686 for the Debian i386 architecture

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 11:14 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> We propose to drop support for i386 processors older than 686-class in
> the current release cycle.  This would include folding libc6-i686 into
> libc6, changing the default target for gcc, and changing the 586 kernel
> flavour to 686 (non-PAE).

Data point: I recently heard of at least one person who will need to
buy new hardware as a result of this change.



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