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    RahulSundaram
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  • RahulSundaram
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    Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
    I still don't understand what the fuss is all about. With Fedora maintaining all those 32bit packages anyway, a single additional package makes no difference. Just declare it "not release blocking".
    Kernel isn't an ancillary package. It is a very high level of maintenance to keep up with it. "Not release blocking" isn't enough of a policy. There is work beyond releases.

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  • Awesomeness
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  • Awesomeness
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    I still don't understand what the fuss is all about. With Fedora maintaining all those 32bit packages anyway, a single additional package makes no difference. Just declare it "not release blocking".

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  • GdeR
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  • GdeR
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    Originally posted by garegin View Post
    I dont understand. You can't run a 64 bit kernel on a 32 bit CPU. So this means that you can't run Fedora on 32 bit machines, right?
    You can't run Fedora 64-bit on 32-bit machines, but you can still run Fedora 32-bit on them, because Fedora still offers 32-bit kernels/packages/images. The article says the 32-bit kernels/images will probably be dropped in the future, so you will only be able to install 32-bit packages on 64-bit machines (when I say packages I mean all the userspace software, so the kernel is excluded).

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  • kenjo
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  • kenjo
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    Originally posted by garegin View Post
    I dont understand. You can't run a 64 bit kernel on a 32 bit CPU. So this means that you can't run Fedora on 32 bit machines, right?
    Yes. I still have a perfectly working eee 901 that I use when I need a simple monitoring pc. easier to have a screen and keyboard than setup a headless raspberry pi if you don't have to.

    But if 32 bit support is going away its going to be a security nightmare running older distros on that
    https://www.asus.com/Laptops/Eee_PC_901/

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  • garegin
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  • garegin
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    I dont understand. You can't run a 64 bit kernel on a 32 bit CPU. So this means that you can't run Fedora on 32 bit machines, right?

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    Fedora Will Soon Decide The Fate Of Its i686 Kernel

    Phoronix: Fedora Will Soon Decide The Fate Of Its i686 Kernel

    The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) made another round of decisions on Friday concerning Fedora 27 and the future...

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