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Re: uname -m

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: uname -m
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 21:22:26 +0200
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On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 03:17:20PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I think that maybe the definition of reasonable might just as well be:
> > whatever config.guess can deal with.
> We can get config.guess changed without difficulty.  So I think that we
> should choose what best fits the presumptions of any packages that use
> uname -m and do NOT use config.guess.

Depends on what you mean with difficult.  config.guess is copied into
thousands of source packages, and updating it is a PITA in the context of,
for example, Debian GNU/Hurd.

However, I don't really have a specific change to propose.


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