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Re: Bug#198158: architecture i386 isn't i386 anymore

On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 14:04:54 -0500
Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.cx> wrote:
> And not only 80386 needs this - There is the Sparc64 port which would
> also benefit from this (http://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/#64bit). If we
> had support for subarchtectures, not only would the ix86 mess be able to
> be split in many flavors (i.e. strict 386, 486 and up, 686, or whatever
> you fancy). And I am sure this can somehow help maintain the non-Linux
> ports - NetBSD gives us the potential to bring Debian to _many_ new
> platforms. 

No it doesn't. I've yet to even hear of an architecture that NetBSD runs
on but which Linux doesn't. They just have a different definition of
"architecture" than us. (ie: our "hppa" may be three or four arches to
the NetBSD kernel folk.)

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