80386 vs i486
Posted Mar 18, 2005 0:26 UTC (Fri) by ballombe
In reply to: 80386 vs i486
Parent article: A modest proposal from Debian's Release Team
1) The change is in current stdlibc++: it uses xchg for atomic operations which >=80486 only.
In fact it is possible to build current stdlibc++ for 80386, but it will have an ABI incompatible with all others GNU/Linux distributions, so Debian did not consider it acceptable.
2) Debian still support 386 through kernel emulation, you need to install the kernel in the upgrade-i386 prior to upgrade to sarge.
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