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Re: Announcing type-handling

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 11:03:45PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 10:57:42PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > The type-handling package Provides all of them. However, you can't assume
> > type-handling is installed. That's why type-handling provides negated
> > virtual packages (not+i386, etc).
> Why's it called "type" handling? What kind of type?
> My English parser can't parse that.

It comes from the DEB_*_GNU_TYPE variables as returned by dpkg-architecture.

_TYPE is the result of concatenating _SYSTEM and _CPU, hence I thought
the "type-" prefix would make sense.

FYI, it was originaly called "arch-handling", but I thought that name could
be too generic.

Robert Millan

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