[lfs-dev] LFS and 32-bit systems

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 13:09:16 PST 2016

Richard wrote:
> On 12/11/2016 12:29 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Do any of you still have a 32-bit Intel system that you use to test/run
>> LFS?
>> I am thinking about rewriting the LFS preface section on architecture to
>> say:
>> The primary target architecture of LFS is the AMD/Intel x86_64 (64-bit)
>> CPU. In addition instructions are included that allow a build on older
>> 32-bit Intel CPUs, but testing is not regularly done on that architecture.
>> The instructions in this book are also known to work, with some
>> modifications, with the Power PC and ARM CPUs.  ...
>> I would then remove the second and third paragraphs and the small table
>> between them.
>> What do you think?
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/prologue/architecture.html

> I am not a member of the LFS development team but I do build
> LFS on my two 32-bit Intel Pentium 4 computers, about at every
> 0.2 increment in version number these days. I don't have
> a 64 bit computer yet. Due to the excessively long time it takes
> me to build LFS, I don't know if I could be of much use in
> testing. But I do rely on being able to build 32-bit LFS and
> BLFS systems.

I'm not suggesting that we will remove the 32-bit specifics.  But we need 
to say that they are not well tested.

   -- Bruce

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