Raul Miller writes in email to me: > I presume you're familiar with the gnu conventions for labelling > target/host architectures? [e.g. i486-unknown-linux] > > If not, I'd like to draw your attention to them. Yes, I am, thanks. Do people think the architecture names as handled by dpkg should be in this form ? We'd probably end up with an Architecture control file field which was a shell globbing pattern. Ian.