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Re: [Fwd: Re: Bug#254598: Name of the Debian x86-64/AMD64 port]

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 01:07:54 +0100, Ian Jackson
<ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> said:  

>  * 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 avoided.

>  * 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 support this statement.

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