Keeping in mind that I am new to this arena...

I have some Intel systems - both 64-bit and 32-bit - that I might be able to 
use as build platforms. 

What does the Debian team need from me to be able to use these systems?

I can't guarantee they'll be FAST, but I'll do what I can to make them 


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From: Jeffrey Walton <>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2024 09:48
Subject: Re: Ability to further support 32bit architectures

On Thu, Jan 11, 2024 at 5:45 AM Bastian Blank <> wrote: 
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2024 at 09:48:34AM +0000, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote: 
> > Disabling debug symbols, enabling debug symbol zstd compression, using 
> > split debug symbols (disabled BTF usage) should help here. 
> Okay, maybe more workarounds exist.  But none of them look really 
> promising. 

Also see <>. 

> > Separately, I wish we had cross-builders available, and cross-build 
> > i386/armhf kernels from amd64/arm64 and thus having access to 64-bit 
> > compiler. 
> Real cross-builders would use some fast amd64/arm64/ppc64el (and for 
> amd64 also reasonably cheap) machines to build all other architectures. 


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