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Re: 586 kernels.



On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 07:32:31 -0500
> 
> Why not?  We're talking about getting Fedora running on
> ARM and SPARC
> and Alpha.  Make i586 a secondary arch :)
>

Lets not do that, I know quite a few people running Fedora
on epia's including older ones and I would hate to see
Fedor not supporthing those machines anymore. Note I do not
have any such a machine left myself.

I think this discussion has been blown both off-topic and 
out of proportion.

Dave wants to kill of the i585 kernel and still keep
supporting i586, which I think is a great idea, ideally we
would have / need only one kernel per arch.

However we have this purely technical problem where for
current i586 users rpm will not install the i686 kernels
even though it can run on i586. Despites rpm's buggy, but
documented / relied upon, behaviour of finding an i686
without cmov not an i686 (lets keep that out of the
discusuion for now). I find this perfectly logical
behaviour of rpm.

Think about it i686 means only runs on i686 and better, so
dave's proposed solution of naming it i586 is technically
correct.

This does mean however that rawhide i686 users (quite a lot
of them) will have to manually install the first kernel
update which is called .i586 using rpm -i should work just
fine in this case. If we document and announce this I don't
see a problem.

As for normal updates, I'm sure anaconda can be thought to
fix this. People doing (unssupported) yum updates should
once again fix this manually, which again we need to
document.

Regards,

Hans


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