[bitcoin-core-dev] Is anyone using the Bitcoin Core Gitian binaries on 32-bit Linux?

Marco Falke falke.marco at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 17:37:54 UTC 2020

Now that other major software projects and operating systems dropped
support for 32-bit Linux, is there anyone still using the statically
compiled i686 Linux gitian binaries?

None of the developers are running 32-bit Linux on a daily basis, and
testing is getting harder as neither Ubuntu, nor latest Fedora have
32-bit releases of their operating system.

Unless someone requires the gitian binaries, I'd suggest to drop them.
If anyone remains on a 32-bit Linux platform, they can build (and
test!, with `make check` and `./test/functional/test_runner.py`) from
source. This is even possible on systems with less then 1GB of RAM,
see https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-unix.md#memory-requirements
and https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/17504

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