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Re: [MiNT] uname - was sending diffs to Apache ...

Guido Flohr <gufl0000@stud.uni-sb.de> writes:

|> The thing is a little bit urgent:  Many GNU software packages use a 
|> standard script called config.guess (which calls uname) to determine
|> the host system type.  I want to send my patches for the GNU binutils
|> to the GNU folks in the next couple of days and this requires that
|> I also send in a patch to this config.guess script so that future
|> versions of it will correctly detect a MiNT host.

I'd vote for using m68k-atari-mint (perhaps followed by the release
number) as the canonical system name.  How that is extracted from uname
output is only a minor point.

|> So, what version should be our "official" one? (a), (b) or (c) or
|> any combination of that?  This may seem pedantic but it's really
|> important.  My vote: Allow only "MiNT" and "FreeMiNT".  But if
|> really many people use a uname that returns "mint" we will have
|> to allow the lowercase version as well.

So add one more pattern to the big case statement.  It doesn't matter as
long as it is unique.


Andreas Schwab                                      "And now for something
schwab@issan.cs.uni-dortmund.de                      completely different"