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Re: Proposal: Adding more architecture options to dpkg (was: Re: Adding Hurd architecture/os to dpkg and packaging scripts.)

On Wed, Jan 06, 1999 at 04:24:52PM -0800, Joel Klecker wrote:
> At 15:08 +0100 1999-01-06, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> >> > * dpkg --print-gnu-build-architecture
> >>
> >> This is the gnu version of the target architecture - for example when you do
> >> gcc -v on i386 linux it reports:
> >> Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-linux/
> >> So for i386 the gnu build architecture is i486.
> >
> >gcc -v on i386 linux reports /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-gnu/, I'm
> >afraid...
> The thing is that gcc only uses i486-linux because it's configured 
> with $(ARCH)-linux, which is ARCH=$(shell dpkg 
> --print-gnu-build-architecture), dpkg uses i486 because its hacked 
> autoconf macros force anything > i486 to still be seen as i486.

I see. Well, however, I am not worried by the difference of i386 and i486,
which is of minor relevance. I am worried by the non-existence of an os
query option and no clean seperation of target and build system.


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