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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] make /usr/bin/qemu the native arch

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] make /usr/bin/qemu the native arch
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 17:35:50 +0100
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On Sun, Jul 08, 2007 at 02:21:02PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi,
> Shouldn't /usr/bin/qemu be an alias for qemu-system-$(ARCH), where $(ARCH) is
> the native architecture?  Defaulting to i386 doesn't make much sense nowadays,
> specially since x86_64 is gradually obsoleting it.

Management tools for QEMU will have come to rely on existing semantics of
/usr/bin/qemu being i386. Changing this for merely cosmetic reasons would 
cause significant technical complications because tools would then have to
try and detect whether /usr/bin/qemu were native or i386. Thus I see no 
real functional/technical benefit to changing it, and plenty of downside.

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