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Re: architecture in script

At 8:49 +0200 8/18/02, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
>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.

Could you tell us that makes sence?

Please don't add architecture dependencies in packages.


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