Re: debian architecture history question
On 2010-06-11 18:42 +0200, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I'm in the process of working a bug on my desktop PC. The CPU is a
> Semperon (32bit AMD). I recall that I once used i686. But now I think
> I am using i386.
No, you always used the Debian architecture i386. The kernel may be
built for a 686-compatible processor, though.
> When I make a bug report, reportbug includes the line:
> "Architecture: i386 (i686)"
> I guess that i686 has somehow been merged into i386, but I cannot
> confirm this guess by googling.
This is wrong. The first string is the output from
"dpkg --print-architecture", the one in parentheses comes from