Bug#730441: release-notes: Debian requires an i586 since at least squeeze
Looking at <http://bugs.debian.org/609690>, it seems that gcc has been
defaulting to -march=i586 at least since squeeze, or r4557 in the GCC
packaging SVN .
This would seem to indicate that you now need at least a 586 to run
However, section 18.104.22.168 CPU of the release notes still says:
> However, Debian GNU/Linux wheezy will not run on 386 or earlier
> processors. Despite the architecture name "i386", support for actual
> 80386 processors (and their clones) was dropped with the Sarge
> (r3.1) release of Debian. (No version of Linux has ever supported
> the 286 or earlier chips in the series.) All i486 and later
> processors are still supported.
This should be updated.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash