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Re: Proposed additions to release notes (was: Re: i686 ---> i586, i386 ---> i586, x86_64 stays the same)



On Tuesday, April 14 2009, Chris Adams said:
> I know it is a little late to ask, but:
> 
> Once upon a time, Christopher Beland <beland alum mit edu> said:
> > * kernel.i586, for those requiring compatibility with a Pentium-class
> > architecture or who do not have a PAE and NX capable processor.
> > * kernel-PAE.i686, which requires a PAE and NX capable processor with
> > Pentium PRO-class or later architecture.
> 
> Why isn't the i686 kernel just "kernel" as well?  Is there going to be
> some other kernel.i686 package later?

Because kernel-PAE requires that your processor support PAE and not all
i686 capable processors do

Jeremy


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