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Re: CobaltMicro's Qube.

To: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Subject: Re: CobaltMicro's Qube.
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 21:42:52 +0200
Cc: rpm-list@redhat.com, SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>, support@cobaltmicro.com, tim@cobaltmicro.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980504141032.11760K-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca>; from Alex deVries on Mon, May 04, 1998 at 02:48:01PM -0400
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980217120532.1214P-100000@mercury.redhat.com> <Pine.LNX.3.95.980504141032.11760K-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
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.

  Ralf

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