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Re: 586 kernels.



On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 03:21:08PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
 > On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 15:10 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
 > > On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 02:48:50PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
 > >  > On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 14:46 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
 > >  > > On Wednesday 20 June 2007 14:44:54 seth vidal wrote:
 > >  > > > so, umm
 > >  > > > we're going to have users 'ugprading' from kernel.i586 to kernel.i386?
 > >  > > > Is that right?
 > >  > > 
 > >  > > They'd be going from i686 to i386 too it would seem.
 > >  > > 
 > >  > > My brain just screams that this is confusing, but I'm not coming up with any 
 > >  > > hard problems yet.  Can you do up a scratch build for us to play with Dave?
 > >  > > 
 > >  > 
 > >  > just so we're clear, yum won't 'upgrade' a kernel from i686 to i386 and
 > >  > let's not even start thinking about what this will mean for kernel
 > >  > modules.
 > > 
 > > Yeah. The alternative is that I un-kill 586, and we continue shipping
 > > that forever.  (Or we just tell those 38 586 users to go make their
 > > own spin).
 > 
 > according to what jesse just said we're also talking about it for all of
 > our i686 kernel users, too. Or was that mis-said?

Yes. because rpm won't install a 686 package on a 586.
Whereas i386 will install everywhere obviously

	Dave

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