On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 23:19 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>> "RC" == Ralf Corsepius
What is "i386" and why does it have a subpackage of "rtems4.7"?
RC> This name is the name being used for GNU crosstool toolchains for
RC> many years (> a decade). It corresponds to the target
RC> canonicalization tuple internally being used by binutils/gcc/gdb,
RC> and the autotools.
Yes. Target canonicalization tuples are standardized (In particular in
binutils, GCC and gdb) and shared between *all* projects using
config.guess and config.sub (I.e. all package using the autotools).
We are free to make decisions for ourselves instead of blindly
using someone else's naming convention.
Yes, it's our freedom to waste time
on re- and over engineering parts
others have spend decades on.
A gcc cross compiler's components are called
You can even find traces of this in Fedora:
I.e. people will be looking for <target>-<tool>
If the name is completely
confusing (as it is to me) then surely we should talk about it before
just stuffing it into the repository.
Would packages be called
be confusing to you?
IMO, they are self-explanatory.