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Re: 32-bit uname with 64-bit kernel


Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Tuco <tuco.xyz@gmail.com> (05/08/2010):
> > I found this problem when running uname inside a 32-bit chroot,
> > 'uname -m' prints amd64!

That's correct IMHO:

       -m, --machine
              print the machine hardware name

> > This often breaks configure scripts and build systems.
> Relying on uname's output is buggy. People shouldn't do that.

In this case, yes, especially not on "uname -m". But this is no
generally valid statement.

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