Ubuntu Documentation says 20.04 can be installed on i386

Bug #1876151 reported by Michele Bologna on 2020-04-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
installation-guide (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The installation guide for 20.04 lists i386 as a supported architecture:


i386 is not supported anymore on 20.04

[test case]
We can't reasonably remove a package from a stable relase, but we can make it empty. So the test case is just that installation-guide-i386 is empty.

[regression potential]
in this case, it's really hard to imagine

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tags: added: bot-comment
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2020-05-01
affects: ubuntu → ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
tags: added: focal
affects: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) → installation-guide (Ubuntu)
tags: added: rls-ff-incoming
Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
tags: removed: rls-ff-incoming
Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: id-5eb429cdc3cb051356b39750
Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson) wrote :

The online documentation has been removed now.

Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
description: updated

Hello Michele, or anyone else affected,

Accepted installation-guide into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/installation-guide/20160121ubuntu9.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-focal to verification-done-focal. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-focal. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-focal
Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson) wrote :

(master)mwhudson@anduril:~/src/ubuntu/ubiquity$ sudo apt install installation-guide-i386/focal-proposed
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Selected version '20160121ubuntu9.1' (Ubuntu:20.04/focal-proposed [all]) for 'installation-guide-i386'
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 22 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,040 B of archives.
After this operation, 1,959 kB disk space will be freed.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-proposed/main amd64 installation-guide-i386 all 20160121ubuntu9.1 [4,040 B]
Fetched 4,040 B in 1s (6,340 B/s)
(Reading database ... 316432 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../installation-guide-i386_20160121ubuntu9.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking installation-guide-i386 (20160121ubuntu9.1) over (20160121ubuntu9) ...
Setting up installation-guide-i386 (20160121ubuntu9.1) ...
(master)mwhudson@anduril:~/src/ubuntu/ubiquity$ dpkg --listfiles installation-guide-i386

tags: added: verification-done-focal
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-focal
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package installation-guide - 20160121ubuntu9.1

installation-guide (20160121ubuntu9.1) focal; urgency=medium

  * Drop i386 from the arch list. (LP: #1876151)
  * Mention in the package descriptions that the i386 and powerpc packages
    are empty.

 -- Michael Hudson-Doyle <email address hidden> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:05:01 +1200

Changed in installation-guide (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for installation-guide has completed successfully and the package is now being released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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