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Re: Announcing type-handling

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 06:52:50PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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.

I think TYPE makes sense in the context of dpkg-architecture, but not by

Consider arch-type-handling, as that is quite obvious to me.
type-handling is going to be a non-stop source of confusion.


Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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