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Re: Fw: MKS toolkit the 2nd

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: Fw: MKS toolkit the 2nd
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 03:39:04 -0400
User-agent: EMH/1.10.0 SEMI/1.13.7 (Awazu) FLIM/1.13.2 (Kasanui) XEmacs/21.1 (patch 14) (Cuyahoga Valley) (i386--freebsd)

If making config.gues return useful/normal values is a goal, then lets get
rid of the cpu-vendor-linux-gnu braindamage and start returning the
documented (and IMO more useful) behavior, where the 3rd piece of the
CPU-VENDOR-OS string is the OS name/version.

Values like i686-pc-redhat7.2, for example.

Yes, I know that Linux is a kernel.

And I know that linux-based "OSes" are really distributions, not OSes.

The primary reason for using config.guess is to talk about the total
environment, and for this purpose the distribution name and version are much
more useful than the 4-arg form that was apparently invented so folks could
see "linux-gnu".


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