[aur-general] [off-topic] [AUR4] Single binary package for different architectures

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Thu Jun 25 19:19:30 UTC 2015

On 25/06, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:20:30 +0200, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
>>On 25/06, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>On Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:13 +0200, Johannes Löthberg wrote:
>>>>On 25/06, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>>>However, AFAIK Ubuntu does not provide i386, even if the packages
>>>>>should be named like that, IIRC they only provide i486, so the time
>>>>>will come when even i686 is history.
>>>>Linux does not have support for i386 anymore.
>>>I didn't know that. However, IIRC a while back there was still i386
>>>support and while Debian did support it, Ubuntu already dropped it.
>>Debian dropped i386 support in Debian Sarge[0] in 2005. Ubuntu
>>supposedly dropped[1] it in Ubuntu 10.10 which was released in 2010.
>>That document could be seen as ambiguous though, though I can find
>>several places referencing to it when claiming that it was dropped in
>>And last of all, Linux dropped i386 support in 2012.
>So I was terrible mistaken :D. I "remember" to read about i386
>support of Debian likely after 2005 on the Debian homepage and
>that time compared it with information about 32-bit architecture by the
>Ubuntu homepage. However, I'm seemingly mistaken :D. However, the most
>important information simply is, that "Linux" dropped it in 2012.
>Without research I believe that you information is correct and my
>remembrance is wrong.

Well it doesn't help that Debian still refers to it as i386 in a lot of 

  Johannes Löthberg
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