On Mon, May 04, 1998 at 02:48:01PM -0400, Alex deVries wrote:
> A while back we produced the big endian mips (mipseb) architecture for
> machines such as SGIs. This was especially important because of the SGI
> port actively releasing binaries only in RPM format.
> Because (we thought) there were more packages that were in fact more big
> endian labelled as 'mips', we kept 4 as mipseb, and made a new mipsel
> (#11). I suggested that because I thought the only mipseb/mipsel packages
> were produced by specific people: Ralf, Alan and myself. I just hadn't
> thought about Cobalt, and nobody at Cobalt piped up to complain when we
> were throwing the idea around.
The same applies also in the opposite direction. Again, in order to be
on the safe side we _had_ to change the extension used in package names
and the architecture id. In short again, the situation isn't really
nice but not too bad either.