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Bug#254598: Name of the Debian x86-64/AMD64 port

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 05:39:34PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 18:17 -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > 1. GNU refers to both x86_64-*-* and amd64-*-*
> > 
> Where?  The *only* amd64 reference in config.guess is for OpenBSD.
> config.sub explicitly changes "amd64" to "x86_64"

gcc also refers to it, as noted on their website for various arch
support they mention the triplets x86_64-*-* and amd64-*-*. Which would
make sense if config.* supports it also for the BSDs.


> > The "kernel" being only the Linux kernel using x86_64 and the
> > other kernels, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD all using amd64. So that's 3:1
> > in favor of using amd64 for the name. Unless we are going to have
> > different names for the arch for the different debian ports?
> > 
> We have that situation already.

Er we do?

The only examples I see so far are of kfreebsd-i386 and darwin-powerpc
which seems to be uniform... Which ones are you speaking of?


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