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Re: Architectures (Operating Systems and CPU Architectures)

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 07:23:58PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > My question is, does anyone know of cases where a given operating
> > system and architecture does not constitute a valid platform (ie,
> > Architecture in the d/control file sense).

> armel and lpia are special cases and don't combine with other kernels
> from dpkg's perspective, which explains your count difference.  I forget
> off-hand why this is.

"armel" is a Linux-specific successor to "arm" with a different ABI.

"lpia" is arguably appropriate to pair with other kernels beside Linux since
the instruction reordering is not Linux-specific, so perhaps excluding lpia
was an oversight.

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