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Re: architecture in script

itz> Hi, how can I easily determine the host architecture string in a
itz> maintainer script?  dpkg-architecture is in the dpkg-dev package,
itz> which I obviously cannot depend on.  I could massage the output
itz> of uname or arch, but that seems too ugly (and I don't even know
itz> what all the possible outputs are).

Matt> Your question has already been answered, but why do you need
Matt> this information in a maintainer script?

The package uses a generic name for one of its configuration files.  I
want to create a symlink from the generic name to the correct
(architecture-dependent) one.

Ian Zimmerman, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
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