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Re: How to check for a GNU userland

From: Michael Goetze
Subject: Re: How to check for a GNU userland
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 17:30:29 -0800 (PST)

> config.guess returns CPU-Vendor-OS, not CPU-VENDOR-Kernel.

I've never quite understood what the "vendor" is supposed to mean, exactly. I
mean, in the case of, say, a SparcStation running Solaris, it's pretty obvious
who the vendor is:

sparc-sun-solaris, mips-sgi-irix, alpha-dec-tru64

However, in the case of PCs, the software and hardware are usually from
different sources. Now, which of these looks more useful to you?

i386-compaq-linux, i386-dell-netbsd, i386-gateway-hurd
i386-debian-linux, i386-debian-netbsd, i386-debian-hurd

Yeah, that's what I thought.
Either way, the "unknown" has to go, IMHO.

- Michael

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