[lubuntu-users] goodbye forever, i386

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sat Jul 13 03:13:25 UTC 2019

On 6/18/19 2:18 PM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
> Today the Ubuntu Engineering team announced that they will [no longer
> support i386][1] either for images or for packages in the repositories
> starting with the 19.10 release. They are, in fact, working on disabling
> it as we speak. Since [Lubuntu already dropped i386 images][2], this
> shouldn't come as too much of a shock.
> However, since LXQt is both our present and our future, many have asked
> us how to have LXQt on an i386 machine. We have been giving advice at
> times that the course to do so is to install 18.04 and upgrade, but this
> is not even conceivable any longer and if you've done this, especially
> with 19.10, it's really problematic.
> Long story short, if you're on i386, you're stuck on 18.04. We stop
> supporting it in 2021, after which the Ubuntu community will support it
> in a much more limited fashion until 2023.
> That said, if you have an i386 machine, I urge you to consider a new one
> or try to find some other solution like Debian, which [has been
> suggested before][3].
> This is a [cross-post from Discourse][4], btw.
> [1]:
> https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/i386-architecture-will-be-dropped-starting-with-eoan-ubuntu-19-10/11263
> [2]: https://lubuntu.me/sunsetting-i386/
> [3]:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/2019-May/012352.html
> [4]: https://discourse.lubuntu.me/t/goodbye-forever-i386/108
Thanks for the suggestion.  All of my 32-bit machines are now running 
Debian.  I've tested both Debian 9 (stretch), and Debian 10 (buster).

I use the LXDE desktop, and it is very familiar, and all tests are 
successful.  System updates are different, but easily learned.


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