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Re: uname -m

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: uname -m
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 22:56:08 +0200
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On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 12:26:15PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Change it if you feel it should be, but consider some Makefiles out there
> are currently reliying on uname -m for their filenaming conventions
> (see any Jorg Schilling program for example, now being ported)

Of course they should, but they should accept all reasonable values.

If we would change it, we would change it from one reasonable value to
another, so there should not be any problems if all Makefiles are written

Eg, if they accept (MACHINE_TYPE)-(MAINE_SUBTYPE) as well as (MACHINE_TYPE),
then that seems reasonable within what I know.

I think that maybe the definition of reasonable might just as well be:
whatever config.guess can deal with.


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