Friday, 14 February 2014

Re: remove i386 from foreign arch on server install?

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014, Scott Moser wrote:
> So 40M of space and 7M of network traffic and 5 seconds of time (having
> hit a local proxy).

It strikes me that 95% of the contents of packages files are identical
between i386 and amd64, so download and storage ought to be made much
smaller; this probably needs non-trivial APT work though.

This would be a nice saving for both desktop and server users and would
avoid the question of the cost of keeping i386 enabled on amd64
installs.

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Loïc Minier

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