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

On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 04:09:17AM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> >  dpkg is probably the
> > most fundamentally `Debian' tool in the whole distribution, and therefore
> > there's a good case to say that it is thus uniquely qualified to tell you
> > what /Debian architecture/ the system is.
> Let me agree so far.
> > This is why I believe that dpkg is also equally qualified in telling you
> > what the Debian /sub/architecture is, too.
> Let me disagree here. The subarchitecture is not relevant for package
> management at all.

... I should add here that this is the status quo. In an ideal package
management, subarchitectures would be relevant (as all interfaces provided
by the core os and hardware).


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