Re: Question about the version of debian
On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 04:09:45PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-04-16 at 09:19 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le mercredi 13 avril 2011 à 14:02 +0100, Ben Hutchings a écrit :
> > > On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 20:47 +0800, YANG,Chao wrote:
> > > > dpkg --print-architecture shows
> > > > i386.
> > > >
> > > > However, uname -a shows
> > > > x86-64
> > > >
> > > > what does this mean?
> > >
> > > It means Asias He was right. And this is a perfectly valid
> > > configuration (though it confuses some third-party installers).
> > >
> > > But I think this is a bug in the configuration of the CD/DVD creation:
> > > the amd64 flavour is on DVD 1 but the 686-bigmem flavour is on DVD 2.
> > > The latter definitely should be on DVD 1 (and CD 1 or 2, rather than CD
> > > 10!).
> > How is that a problem? An overwhelming majority of CPUs today are amd64,
> > and even if you choose to install a i386 userland (there are various
> > good reasons for that), you still want an amd64 kernel to benefit of all
> > your CPU can offer.
> There are compatibility issues with third-party scripts that rely on
> 'uname -m' to select which architecture to use in userland.
Is there a compelling reason for init not to set the right personality?