Th: dropping athlon and maybe deprecating ppc?

Pawel Golaszewski blues at
Tue Mar 10 10:28:18 CET 2009

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> > > I'm considering dropping athlon architecture since I see no real 
> > > gain over i686. athlon would be deleted from ftp and athlon->i686 
> > > symlink created.
> > Bad idea this way. It will destroy many systems (look at perl dirs).
> "destroy", how so?

poldek --upgrade

...few perl modules upgraded and system is not working

> > In athlon dir should stay only rpm package which will make all the 
> > required changes:
> > - /etc/rpm/platform
> > - poldek sources fixes
> > - something with patckages arch-dependant (paths, some hardcoded things).
> That's way works for me, too. Of course that rpm will be unmaintained later.

Sure - what for to maintain it later?
It will be used on next arch-switch (how many years? :) ).

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