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

Previously Ian Jackson wrote:
>  The Technical Committee have considered the question of the name of
>  the Debian x86-64/AMD64 port.  We resolve that:
>   * 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 vote in favour of this resolution.


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