Thursday, 13 February 2014

Re: remove i386 from foreign arch on server install?

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM, Scott Moser <[email protected]> wrote:
> I really think that 98% of all people who would possibly touch a amd64
> server ISO will never install a i386 package.
>

That's probably accurate, however most server users fit into some
different 2% bucket. 98% don't need Tomcat either, but breaking that
would be really bad.

Perhaps we should instead assess why apt needs to spend so much time
and bandwidth checking for updates. Other devices with frequent
updates (eg mobile phones) don't have to download nearly as much data
-- surely apt could be a bit smarter.

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