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uname -m

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: uname -m
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 00:04:54 +0200
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this comes up from time to time in porting issues when configuration and
wanna-be scripts parse the output of uname -m.

On GNU/Linux, this gives "i686" here.
On GNU/Hurd, it gives "i386-AT386".

Usually easy enough to fix, but does anybody remember what the AT386 stands
for, what in general comes after the dash, and if this is a conscious
decision (eg deliberately different for a good reason), or just the case
that it was never given any attention.  Because if that's just a weirdo,
fixing that might just give that change-once-and-stop-worrying experience in
porting packages.


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