[lokisetup] AMD64 / x86_64

Stéphane Peter megastep at megastep.org
Thu Aug 11 22:44:01 EDT 2005

On Aug 11, 2005, at 7:35 PM, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
>> I'm porting some software to x86_64 and noticed that the architecture
>> name in Setup is set to "amd64" at the moment. I'd like to replace it
>> with "x86_64" which I think is more general. Any objections? That  
>> change
>> would probably break any installers storing binaries in a directory
>> named amd64. All that would be needed to do would be to rename the
>> directory.
> I think it was amd64 for historical reasons. The stock setup.sh checks
> for both amd64 and x86_64.

Yep, it does (or rather did), but was treating both as "amd64" as far  
as the location of the binaries is concerned. I have just changed  
this in CVS. uname returns x86_64 on all such machines.

Stéphane Peter
megastep at megastep.org

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