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Bug#268709: Architecture names should have a "${kernel}-" prefix



Package: general
Severity: normal

Currently none of the Linux-based dpkg architecture names are using the
corresponding "linux-" prefix.  This is unconsistent with non-Linux dpkg
architectures like "hurd-i386" or "kfreebsd-i386".  In fact, it is the source
of an endless number of bugs since maintainers tend to assume "i386" means
i386, but ignore that "i386" actualy means Linux with i386.

Unfortunately, fixing the problem for existing arches is unviable in the
short term.  We can, however, prevent new arches from duplicating it.
Therefore, I intend to inform the maintainers of new ports and the maintainers
of dpkg to ensure they're aware of the problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: kfreebsd-i386 (i386)
Kernel: GNU/kFreeBSD 5.2.1-6
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)

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