Subject: where are MACHINE_ARCH and LOWER_ARCH defined?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2003 08:44:35
Where are MACHINE_ARCH and LOWER_ARCH defined?

I added an echo to see them in the and commented out the
section for the OPSYS. They appear to be defined earlier.

Anyways, my problem is my MACHINE_ARCH is i686, but some Makefiles only
check for i386.

I think that it should maybe always be converted, like:

sed -e 's/[456]86/386/'

But do we ever have need to check just for i386 or just i486 (for older

Or will there ever be a i786?

The mk/ doesn't fix it, because it only changes when
MACHINE_ARCH is "unknown".

My pr is pkg/19789.

   Jeremy C. Reed