OK, 686 is working. Now what?

Brian Puccio brian at brianpuccio.net
Thu Nov 25 14:09:12 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 00:09 +0200, Michel Clasquin wrote:
> So, that leaves a simple question. Is it safe to remove the linux-386-*
> packages, and if I do, will the next upgrade in 5 months' time throw a
> fit? I realise they're not doing any harm, but while they are there,
> they are going to affect apt-get dist-upgrades, and down here in the 3rd
> world, most of us are still on metered, pay-per-second dial-up accounts.
> No sense in leaving those big packets there to suck up phone time on
> unnecessary upgrades.

I removed my 386 packages about a month ago and have not had any issues.
There was a recent update to the 686 kernel due to a vulnerability
(Ubuntu Security Notice USN-30-1 on November 18) and a simple apt-get
update && apt-get dist-upgrade and a reboot and I was fine.  The entire
switching kernel process appears to be quite seamless.  Kudos to the

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