[arch-dev-public] [draft] The end of i686 support

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Mon Nov 6 10:21:02 UTC 2017

On 2017-11-06 11:16, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> Following 9 months of [deprecation period][1], support for the i686
> architecture effectively ends today. By the end of November, i686
> packages will be removed from our mirrors and later from the packages
> archive.
> For users unable to upgrade their hardware to x86_64, an alternative is
> a community maintained fork named [Arch Linux 32][2]. See their website
> for details on migrating existing installations.
> [1]: https://www.archlinux.org/news/phasing-out-i686-support/
> [2]: https://archlinux32.org/

Slightly changing the topic... We have plenty of space on our
PIA-sponsored mirrors. Given that said fork pretty strictly follows our
PKGBUILDs (much alike to ARM team), I'd like to host arch32 mirrors
there as well. What do you think?


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