mips architecture on a Pentium??

Wood David DJWOOD1 at qinetiq.com
Thu Oct 14 13:56:54 UTC 2004

My apologies.  It will catch out some people though.

I use a graphics package called PV~WAVE which uses ARCH having tested the
architecture with a little script ($WAVE_DIR/bin/arch).  Sometime along the
way, Fedora introduced the /dev/root block device which the script assumed,
in the absence of a uname function, meant it was a mips machine.  A quick
edit solved it.  Thanks for the pointer, Alexander.  Not Fedora's fault.


> On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 13:20 +0100, Wood David wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm up-to-date with the latest development tree as of last 
> night (.610
> > kernel) and have just noticed that my Pentium 4 laptop has the ARCH
> > environmental variable set to mips!  Surely this can't be right?  To
> > recompile my kernel I need to re-export this to i386.  I'm 
> not sure what
> > other software is going to get confused by this.  Equally, 
> I'm not clear
> > which component of Fedora to Bugzilla this against, if 
> indeed I need to.
> What is the ARCH variable, and what sets it? I've never seen 
> it, and its
> not set on my systems.
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