[arch-dev-public] WTF? i686 support?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 1 09:36:27 EDT 2009

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 1. April 2009 05:20:37 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>> I specifically told you guys that we were NOT dropping the i686 port,
>> and you guys went and voted on it without me? This is the last straw.
>> If you guys don't fix this now, consider this my last email.
> This is just typical for Americans. They tend to be so proud of being one of 
> the oldest democracies but when the result of a vote does not match their 
> interest they start whining like a little child.
> Anyway: We should decide on the schedule asap. People are already confused. So 
> here is my proposal:
> * We should maintain the core repo for i686 till the end of the year. It's not 
> that much work and it would give the people enough time to migrate.

I am thinking of hosting my own repo with some/most of i686 base and 
base-devel.  This will make it easy to set up an i686 chroot (which is 
better than lib32 if you think about how the lib32 packages are 
made...).   But I will do that on my own server.


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