Subject: Re: Processor types and uname data on AIX (proposed change)
To: None <>
From: Peter Schmiedeskamp <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/07/2004 22:31:04
Ah, yes.  This does look like a cleaner, better way of
doing this.  I retract my previous suggestion in favor
of this method.  I suppose this should have been
obvious, but somehow it eluded me :-).  Thanks!

--- wrote:
> > +AIX)
> The 4 and 5 should not be required if you use the
> bootinfo command like the following:
> AIX)
> 	MACHINE_ARCH=`bootinfo -T`
> esac
> The bootinfo command is supported in AIX 3,4, and 5.
> If you use it, we get AIX 3 support for free.
> This would also eliminate the incompatibilty between
> pkgsrc packages in AIX 4 and 5. The added bonus is
> that a package compiled(correctly), the resultant
> binaries would be transferrable between the RS/6000
> and later POWER chips. 
> This would very nice for us who still use AIX 3 on a
> daily basis and don't want to wait for hell to 
> freeze over for binaries to compile on older
> machines.
> -Andy Wallis

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