KDE Neon appears to have gone LTS on Bionic

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KDE Neon appears to have gone LTS on Bionic

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:27 am

I've been running the test version of KDE Neon User Edition for Bionic for the last two weeks. I just got a weird message from apt update telling me that i386 architecture isn't supported by http://archive.neon.kde.org/user, which is weird because I've changed nothing. So I exercised my google-fu and apparently the fix in 2016 was to add /lts to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neon.list. Well, deb http://archive.neon.kde.org/user/lts/ bionic main worked and updated.

No doubt a new .iso will be out shortly.
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Re: KDE Neon appears to have gone LTS on Bionic

Post by xenopeek » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:21 am

From Xenial to Bionic /user indeed no longer supports armel and i386. Only supports "modern" architectures; amd64, arm64 and armhf.
/user/lts still supports armel and i386. You wouldn't need to switch from /user /user/lts on Xenial based Neon.
Why this changed from Xenial to Bionic, I can't find it. Strange.
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Re: KDE Neon appears to have gone LTS on Bionic

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 am

Bionic has multiarch support for i386 even on amd64 systems enabled by default. I don't recommend changing this default, but if you don't need i386, you can limited the architecture support of a specific repository, that way apt won't search for i386 versions:

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deb [arch=amd64] http://archive.neon.kde.org/user/ bionic main
Another common repo you need to do this for would be the one for Virtualbox, which also dropped i386 support for bionic (face it, 32-bit is finally on the way out):

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deb [arch=amd64] https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib

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Re: KDE Neon appears to have gone LTS on Bionic

Post by aes2011 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:20 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 am
Bionic has multiarch support for i386 even on amd64 systems enabled by default. I don't recommend changing this default, but if you don't need i386, you can limited the architecture support of a specific repository, that way apt won't search for i386 versions:

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deb [arch=amd64] http://archive.neon.kde.org/user/ bionic main
Another common repo you need to do this for would be the one for Virtualbox, which also dropped i386 support for bionic (face it, 32-bit is finally on the way out):

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deb [arch=amd64] https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib
I do it "globally" with sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386

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Re: KDE Neon appears to have gone LTS on Bionic

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:24 am

aes2011 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:20 am
I do it "globally" with sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386
True, but as I said, I don't recommend changing the global default. Some apps like e.g. Steam still pull in :i386 packages. So this won't work for everybody.

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