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Re: F12 to require "i686", but which CPUs do not qualify?



Joachim wrote:
>> Quoting Bill Nottingham:
>>
>> Given the loud feedback, I've updated the proposal at:
>>        https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/F12X86Support
>>
>> The revised proposal:
>>
>> - Build all packages for i686 (this requires cmov)
>> - Optimize for Atom
> 
> I do not understand then, that there exist i686 packages which have
> higher requirements. Look at the ATLAS library for which I had filed a
> bug because only SSE/SSE2/SSE3 variants are provided,
> 
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=510498 ,
> 
> which got closed as CANTFIX. This implies that any program linked
> against these libraries is likely to fail on Pentium Pro and Pentium
> II systems, the first one being the archetype of the i686 platform.
> Moreover, it is even pulled in by basic packages like gnome-games (!).

>From reading the bugzilla, that looks to me like a bug upstream.

The tail was

"If you can create such architectural default let me know, and I'll use it."

... but none ever arrived ...

Andrew.


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