Subject: Re: Debian runs on more archs than NetBSD?
To: None <>
From: Bob Bernstein <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 10/17/2001 23:07:54
Unfortunately I am dropping in on this "mine is bigger than yours"
pissing match a day late, not to mention a dollar short.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 04:22:26PM -0700, Mike Cheponis wrote:

> I friend sent this to me:

Not to put too fine a point on it, but your friend is a moron. If one
wants a peek at what Debian's documentation will say on this matter go

where the following is on view:

Release notes for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 ('woody') for Intel x86

  Chapter 1 What's new in Debian GNU/Linux 3.0

  Previously Debian's 2.2 release ('potato') had six release
  architectures, in this release these six have been joined by four
  more: MIPS ('mips' and 'mipsel'), Intel Itanium ('ia64'), HP PA-RISC
  ('hppa') and IBM S/390 ('s390'). Therefore the full list of release
  architectures are: Intel x86 (i386'), Motorola 680x0 ('m68k'), Alpha
  ('alpha'), and SPARC ('sparc'), PowerPC ('powerpc'), ARM ('arm'),
  MIPS ('mips' (Big endian) and 'mipsel' (Little endian)), Intel
  Itanium ('ia64'), HP PA-RISC ('hppa') and IBM S/390 ('s390').

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming...

Bob Bernstein