On 11/07/2017 23:30, Solomon Peachy wrote:
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 04:43:27PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> Currently i686 users are at about 1/6th of x86_64 users, by mirror
> checkins. I don't have an easy way of knowing how many of those i686
> checkins are old releases
It's worth pointing out that won't tell us how many of those i686 users
are doing so on hardware that lacks x86_64 capabilities.
Is there a way to cross-grade from i686 to x86_64 ?
Or rather, as I know the answer to this question is very likely no,
would there be a way to do that with a DNF plugin ?
It might be difficult to do from a running system, but could be easier
from a system-upgrade target ?
That may help transition people with x86_64 capable hardware that are
still running an i686 Fedora.
On a side note, I do have a bunch of old 32 bits only hardware (VIA C3
and friends) that would sadly need to find a new distro to keep being
useful if i686 kernel ever gets dropped from Fedora.