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Bug#609690: Debian x86 32-bits built for i586 !?

On 05/16/2011 04:36 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
On Mon, 16 May 2011, Ben Hutchings wrote:
I think any claim that Debian supports 486-class processors is more of
an aspiration.  What maintainer has the time to test on such antiques

Well, nobody is running regular kernel regression testing on 486-class
hardware AFAIK, and that includes the kernel upstream.  I'd doubt even i586
is getting any serious testing...

So yes, it will break every so often, and the situation is not going to get
any better.

Note that some software is only built for i586 and newer processors, like OpenJDK in both lenny and squeeze, but apparently not used/tested on 486-class systems.

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