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Re: Who decides arch names?

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 04:24:52PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 05:51:26PM -0300, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > The archive name that has been chosen is "x86-64", which I understand
> > might upset a few people who like the other name.
> > 
> > As I've been at DebConf 4, it provided the ideal place to discuss the
> > architecture name in person with many people from the different Debian
> > teams including some of your own porters.
> This, I think, is a really poor substitute for discussion on the proper
> mailing lists.  I think it is deeply wrong to exclude people's input in
> such a major change simply because they are not at Debconf.  To many
> here, this appears as a dictum foisted on us from someone that has not
> been ever charged with determining architecture naming.  I believe the
> choice lies with ftpmaster, not a dpkg committer.

I missed the beginning of this thread; I assume it was on -amd64...this
would seem to mean that the apt archtable now in CVS is now inconsistent
with dpkg.

 - mdz

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