Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug#254598: Name of the Debian x86-64/AMD64 port]
On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 01:07:54AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Pretty much all of these lead me to conclude that we should resolve
> along the following lines:
> * In our opinion the porting team are the right people to be deciding
> on the architecture name, in general.
> * In our opinion there is no significant technical reason to
> interfere with the porting team's decision; on the contrary, we
> largely agree with the porting team's choice of `amd64'.
> * In our opinion architecture names with underscores in should not be
> used because of the existing use of underscore as a separator in
> package filenames, etc.; accordingly we advise that these should be
> * Since names with hyphens in are currently only used when separating
> variant kernel-processor combinations, we advise that this practice
> should be continued.
> * Therefore, insofar as we are granted any authority by the
> constitution, we uphold the porting team's choice of `amd64'.
> * We request that dpkg should be changed to use `amd64'.
> Should the dpkg maintainers decline, we will seek clarification of
> the Constitution and consider using our powers in 6.1(1), 6.1(2) or
> 6.1(4) to overrule the dpkg maintainers.
I agree with all of these items, and I don't have any better suggestions.