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Re: [Debian-ppc64-devel] Re: Bug#263743: Call For Help - Please support the ppc64 architecture

On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 01:07 +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 01:57 +0100, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > On 05-Mar-17 00:10, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > > No, I would just prefer consistency.  You've deliberately chosen an
> > > architecture name that's jarringly different from your 32-bit variant;
> > > that's a rather bold thing to do, and I think you need to justify that.
> > 
> > The decision to use the name 'ppc64' is based on the LSB and it is 
> > consistent with the decision of all other distributions I know of.
> > 
> But it isn't consistent with Debian's previous decision on the PowerPC
> port.  In particular, the LSB mandates "ppc32" for what we call
> "powerpc".

Ok, so if I follow you: We did it wrong for powerpc, and that justifies
doing it wrong again for ppc64 ?



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