Re: d-i - subarchitecture stuff
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 07:19:08AM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 09:37:35AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 05:23:21PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 11:33:44AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > > anna will use a new control field in the next version. it is called
> > > > subarchitecture and will restrict the selection of this package only if
> > > > it runs on this subarch.
> > >
> > > the Subarchitecture field includes several whitespace seperated subarch
> > > specification.
> > >
> > > example:
> > > Architecture: powerpc
> > > Subarchitecture: powermac_newworld
> > >
> > > currently specified are:
> > > for powerpc:
> > > - powermac_oldworld
> > > - powermac_newworld
> > oldpmac and newpmac where traditionnally used. Or maybe simply pmac and
> > oldpmac.
> I'd definitely vote for the more explicit versions with the name in
> hierarchical order, even as far as powerpc_powermac_oldworld. They've
> changed often enough that there is no standard. Then you could follow
> the pattern with powerpc_chrp_rs6k etc, and these would become machine
Ok, let's do it that way then.
Bastian, how will you handle that ? Will libdi be able to understand
that powerpc_powermac is both of powerpc_powermac_oldworld and
powerpc_powermac_newworld, or something similar ?