XXI century and still using 386 packages...

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Apr 13 07:50:11 CDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 02:31:41PM +0200, Xan wrote:
> Perhaps it were good thing to have both types of packages: for every program, 
> build i386, i486, i586 and i686 packages. Does it suppose so amount of work to 
> do that?. These subarchitectures are similar, so the packages have to be more 
> similar. So I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that the maintain of these four 
> subarch's is much easy than maintain a new arch.

If we did this, and all our packages got built for each architecture,
the archive would suddenly be a few hundred gigabytes.
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