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Re: amd64 as default architecture

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 07:27:21PM +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>, 2012-05-20, 03:16:
> >5. Installer for i386 prefers amd64 kernel on any capable machine
> >(that's a one-line change!) and adds amd64 as secondary
> >architecture if this is selected.
> We have still some software that doesn't work with 64-bit kernel,
> and (worse!) some maintainers claiming it's not a bug.

Are you thinking of build systems using 'uname -m' to detect the
target architecture?  It is possible to work around those using
setarch.  But how do they build on sparc or s390 now?


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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