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CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by spitchai » 2019/07/01 10:22:37

Hi @hughesjr,

From the CentOS 8 status page, https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8, happy to know that CentOS 8 is in the process to get released. Also understood the AltArch SIG is working on to release CentOS 8 for armhfp (ARM32, ARMv7 - aka armv7hl) architecture.

In the near future are there any plans to provide support for 32-bit Intel version of CentOS 8. Thanks in advance to share your view.

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Sundararajan

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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by TrevorH » 2019/07/01 12:10:46

I do not believe that there will be a 32 bit Intel spin of CentOS 8. The CentOS 7 altarch will go EOL in 2024 along with the other el7 derivatives and that is 19 years after the last set of 32 bit processors was released by Intel.
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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by spitchai » 2019/07/02 05:31:13

Hi TrevorH,
Thank you very much for the information.
That's a surprise!!!!, we very much expected a 32bit Intel version of CentOS 8 from AltArch SIG.
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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by spitchai » 2019/07/05 13:36:18

Hi TrevorH/Hughesjr,

As mentioned in the reply "I do not believe that there will be a 32 bit Intel spin of CentOS 8. The CentOS 7 altarch will go EOL in 2024 along with the other el7 derivatives" .

If there is no CentOS 8, 32bit version of Intel foreseen, Are there any chance CentOS 7 altarch(32 bit Intel) EOL will be extended. Your views please.

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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by TrevorH » 2019/07/05 14:47:32

No, the CentOS 7 EOL is inherited from the EOL of RHEL 7.
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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by avij » 2019/07/05 15:02:53

What kind of hardware do you have that is unable to run x86_64?

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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by TrevorH » 2019/07/05 15:09:08

Very old ones apparently ;)
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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by spitchai » 2019/07/09 05:24:44

TrevorH wrote:
2019/07/05 15:09:08
Very old ones apparently ;)
Hi,
Thank you for the responses.
Yes, the hardware used is a Intel 32 bit SoC, hence we are waiting for 32bit version of CentOS 8(Hope we are not alone waiting for this version).
Kindly keep us posted if there could be a 32bit version of CentOS.

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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by TrevorH » 2019/07/09 06:16:08

Almost all Intel chips made since 2005 are 64 bit capable. That's 14 years ago. Are you really running hardware now in 2019 that was made pre-2006?
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Re: CentOS 8 AltArch (32-bit Intel)

Post by jlehtone » 2019/07/09 12:25:49

spitchai wrote:
2019/07/09 05:24:44
a Intel 32 bit SoC
Tell the exact model, please.

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