[Mageia-dev] i686 must be Pentium II ?

Per Øyvind Karlsen peroyvind at mandriva.org
Tue Sep 28 02:24:30 CEST 2010

2010/9/28 R James <upsnag2 at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Per Øyvind Karlsen  wrote:
>> 2010/9/27 Thierry Vignaud wrote:
>>> Wrong!
>>> Original mandriva was compiled i386. It was when we "merged" with
>>> berolinux we targeted the i586 (spring 1999).
>>> Using an experimental compiler (egcs).
>>> At -O6.
>> pgcc powah!
> Well, its a good thing I didn't bet my first-born on *that*! ;o)
>>> i486 does. Did. At least fedora's glibc had patches for that.
>> Yupp, I thought they had made their way upstream since though?
> I've got a 486 running Slackware 12.1 so yes, I think so.
>> There was also a i486 release of at least of either mandrake 7.0, 7,1
>> or 7.2, wasn't there? :)
> Yes, it was Mandrake 7.0.  Have a look at my screenie here:
> http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=58102
> I've still got the iso if anyone wants a copy. ;o)
> That was a special build which is why I incorrectly thought that none
> of the other Mandrake releases supported i486.
> Chmouel's name *still* appears in many startup scripts.  He must have
> been a prolific coder back in the day...
> Thanks for the memories. :o)
Most certainly, and a really nice guy as well.:)
Ahh, those were the days..

Per Øyvind

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