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Bug#2890: dpkg has dependancy on GCC

Package: dpkg
Maintainer: Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk>
Version: 1.1.3

It seems that dpkg calls GCC for its architecture information.  This causes
'dftp' to give errors on machines that don't have GCC installed.  Could
'uname' be used instead?

gatekeeper:~# dpkg --print-architecture
dpkg (subprocess): failed to exec C compiler `gcc': No such file or directory
dpkg: subprocess gcc --print-libgcc-file-name returned error exit status 2
gatekeeper:~# dpkg --status gcc
Package: gcc
Status: purge ok not-installed
Priority: standard
Section: devel

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