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Re: New `dpkg --print-subarchitecture' option

Previously Chris Rutter wrote:
> Fair enough.  Though I feel, then, that there are other scripts in error,
> as `dpkg --print-installation-architecture' seems a fairly common way
> to determine the architecture!

I'm extremely tempted to remove that code from dpkg 1.7.. I'll
definitely remove it before woody releasses.

> Yes, this seems ostensibly true, but does anyone know, then, why dpkg
> contains a whole family of functions to determine the architecture (e.g.
> by invoking gcc!)?  They don't seem to be related to package management
> at all, either!

dpkg contains too much stuff. Don't expect that to last forever.


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