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Re: r1026 - in glibc-package/trunk/debian: . debhelper.in local/etc_init.d rules.d script.in



On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 02:43:39AM +0000, Masanori Goto wrote:
> Author: gotom
> Date: 2005-08-26 02:43:37 +0000 (Fri, 26 Aug 2005)
> New Revision: 1026
> 
[...]
> +    # intel i386 requires a recent kernel
> +    if [ "$realarch" = i386 ]
> +    then
> +	if dpkg --compare-versions "$kernel_ver" lt 2.4.24
> +	then
> +	    echo WARNING: This machine has i386 class processor.
> +	    echo Debian sarge and later, you need to use at least a 2.4.24
> +	    echo or 2.6.0 kernel on i386.  Please upgrade your kernel
> +	    echo before installing glibc.
> +	    echo The reason is that "bswap" instruction is not supported
> +	    echo on i386 class processors, and newer kernel can emulate
> +	    echo such lacking instructions.
> +	    exit_check
> +	fi
> +    fi

FYI, from the linux-2.6 2.6.12-1 changelog:

  * Dropped the following patches:
[...]
    - x86-i486_emu.patch (buggy and insecure 80486 instruction emulation
      for 80386; we're no longer supporting this) (closes: #250468)

So, this warning is no longer true (at least for etch/sid). 




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