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Re: [Fwd: ia64 netinstboot image]

Paul A. Anokhin wrote:
> It seems like a half of this maillist traffic is generated by people
> mistakingly trying to use ia64 instead of x86-64 version. And I have
> to admit that compared to the rest of the internet this is pretty good
> error ratio :)
> Probably the ia64 port should be named something like "ipf" or
> "itanium" to avoid confusion. After all, ia64 is no longer the
> official name for the architecture AFAIK, and I think the change was
> caused by the same reason.
There is explicit text about this on http://debian.org/ports/ . That
said, itanium is a good name for the architecture that matches common
usage. I think these days the intel approved phrase is "intel itanium
architecture". I'm not sure what IPF is -- perhaps a reference to
itanium processor architecture (a typo for IPA?) -- but in any event
it's no longer in current usage, even by intel. If a move is in order, I
vote for using "itanium".


Brian Szymanski
email:  skibrianski@gmail.com

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