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Re: Need your input for keymap configuration

On Mon, Nov 15, 1999 at 10:36:12PM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> Hello,
> As you may have seen from recent bug reports ;), I'm currently adding
> support for debconf-driven keymap choice to console-data and friends,
> but need the following help for ppc/m68k machines:
> * what sub-architectures are there for each arch ?
>   My guess: m68k -> atari, amiga, sun, next(, mac) ; ppc -> mac, RS/6000

no, ppc ahas also the apus subarch, which is identified as machine: Amiga in

> * how may I caracterize each of these archs ?  IIRC I was told about
>   some field in a /proc file, but I'd need more precise info,
>   ie. exact strings/regexps to match

i guess the machine field in /proc/.cpuinfo is the correct place, at least
that is where kernel-package looks for it.

> * what to those subarches use for a set keymap ?  It may be obvious
>   for some, as we have the amiga, atari, mac, and sun sets of
>   keyboards in /usr/share/keymaps/, but as there are several
>   generations of machines for some sub-arches, I'd like to know all
>   that is is to know in this field.

For the amiga case (both m68k and apus) it is the same keymaps for all
hardware, but then we didn't have new hardware since more than 5 years now,
... :(((

Also, why doies the debconf stuff ask questions about the keymap every time a
package is upgraded, i suppose most of the time it will stay the same between
two apt-get upgrade, ...



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