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the quandary: How to express Intel 64 bit processor for the Architecture and Architectures plural for the apt.conf file in Debian software speak.

doing www-network search is just as dizzy.



places i traveled to.


A portion of the example from file string above


// #apt {

architecture “i386” ; // i386 is usually 32 bit Intel.

architecture :amd64; // Intel or amd



the machine i am engaged with =  Intel 64 bit.

Ivy Bridge i3-3110M 2.4 GHz

from z reason in berkeley. good machine.

#dpkg --print architecture




In man apt.conf

In that page below the title ‘ The Apt Group ‘ in the option for Architecture i reads the last sentence:

(“The internal default is the architecture apt was compiled for”)

#dpkg --status apt

Architecture: amd64


/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01autoremove <space> alphanumeric string follows

/etc/cron.daily/apt <space> alphanumeric string follows

/etc/logrotate.d/apt <space> alphanumeric string follows


I cannot access a conffile in the above files as shown as an example shows in the FAQ in this file string


FAQ - 7.4 What is a Debian control file

any assistance ? in the if else if are written to do a conditional search from a value of amd 64 to distinguish intel or amd.  

thank you

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