Perhaps this is only a formality, but --
The purpose of this page is to demonstrate that i386 (IA32) meets the architecture recertification criteria for etch.
The architecture is publicly available without NDAs via:
The following machines are available to developers:
gluck.debian.org - maintained by Debian System Administration, good connectivity
gounod.debian.org - new machine, not yet deployed but intended to split tasks with gluck and have developer chroots, will be maintained by DSA.
Waiver: everyone has an i386 of their own, developer machines are unnecessary.
This is wrong. I don't have any i386 machines, and no intention of getting one. More than once I wanted to debug something on i386, and couldn't. -- Falk Hueffner <email@example.com>
A waiver shouldn't be necessary, but there aren't any i386 debian.org machines with chroots listed on db.debian.org, and the non-gluck developer access machines all seem to be down, or require a separate account.
The Debian port is maintained by the following developers, who are familiar with arch-specific issues for this port:
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Waiver: the majority of developers work on i386 natively, so arch-specific issues are usually dealt with by maintainers and upstream rather than a small porting team.
The port is being actively used at the following sites:
- debian.org: multiple machines, over 100 active users on people.debian.org in first week of October, many
- more using services remotely such as bugs.debian.org
Download statistics indicate i386 accounts for over 90% of Debian users.
The installer is being maintained by Joey Hess and numerous other d-i team members and it's currently working effectively. Successful installation reports are available on even days of the week.
Upstream support is provided by:
- glibc: primary upstream arch
- gcc: primary upstream arch
- g++: primary upstream arch
- kernel: primary upstream arch
- boot loader: grub, lilo
Archive coverage and Autobuilder support
- The port is currently at 99% up to date according to the buildd stats (95% cut off)
- The port has currently built 99% of the archive according to the buildd stats (90% cut off)
The port builds from unmodified Debian source.
The following machines run buildds for the port:
Waiver (for redundancy, since there isn't any): Most developers upload for i386; buildd downtime can be made up for with manual uploads for the few other packages
The security team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The Debian admin team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The release team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture: