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From: Pieter Van den Abeele <pvdabeel@...>
Subject: Fwd: [gentoo-alt] The Gentoo Linux mini-alternate-architecture howto
Date: Wed Apr 17 15:09:02 2002
On Wednesday 17 April 2002 21:57, drobbins wrote:
> Hiya,
> We now have a system in place for handling/detecting the current system
> architecture inside ebuilds: the ARCH variable.  The ARCH variable is
> set in your respective profile/make.defaults file, and has one of the
> following settings:
> x86		Standard PC
> sparc		Sparc (32-bit)
> sparc64		Sparc (64-bit)
> ppc		PowerPC
> You can test and use the ARCH flag in ebuilds as follows:
> if [ "$ARCH" = "ppc" ]
> then
> 	foo
> else
> 	bar
> fi
> These changes are 100% backwards compatible and no new Portage version
> is needed to use the new ARCH variable.  Appropriate new lines have been
> added to all the current profiles in /usr/portage/profiles, so ARCH is
> ready for use after a cvs update.  Enjoy!
> Best Regards,

Pieter Van den Abeele

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