[CentOS-devel] EPEL and i686

Fri Jan 24 23:39:10 UTC 2014
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 01/25/2014 01:33 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> On 01/25/2014 12:00 AM, Todd Rinaldo wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 2014, at 4:29 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>>> On 01/24/2014 10:26 PM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>>>> On 01/25/2014 12:13 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>>>> Hi
>>>>> Whats the plan for EPEL i686 / EL7 ? Does anyone know if there is even
>>>>> going to be a multilib attempt or is everything going to stay x86_64 clean ?
>>>> they build for x86_64 and ppc64 only,
>>> So then the question is - what is the process to enable i686 there ( or,
>>> do we then need to own all of EPEL - atleast some subset ) locally if we
>>> are going to attempt a i686 CentOS build ?
>>> - KB
>> Could I ask what the use case is for i386 support? I know that the pointers are smaller but memory is cheap. Is this a speed or a hardware or a can it be done goal?
>> Todd
> As I can see, so far, RHEL 7 has minimum hardware requirements very
> close to 6.x, at least for the Desktop/Workstation use.
> In developing countries there is still lots of 32-bit hardware that will
> not be thrown away just because 64-bit is better. If there is no 32-bit
> version, all of those using 32-bit systems now will either stay with 6.x
> or move to Something that provides 32-bit distro version like Ubuntu. I
> expect that hardware will be around for another 3-5 years, just until
> RHEL 8 is out.

> Also, Embedded systems mostly have 32-bit processors, as far as I know,
> not needing 64-bit ones, so it would be nice to use CentOS on them, not
> some other distro.
+1 as well. So far I had to run linaro on all my ARM boards.