x86_64 vs amd64 arch name for Eclipse
Stephane E. Potvin
sepotvin at videotron.ca
Mon Aug 25 23:15:09 UTC 2008
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I'd like to do a quick poll to check what is the opinion of the eclipse
port users with regard to the subject. Currently, for reasons that I've
not been able to figure out with certainty all the FreeBSD eclipse
version use amd64 as the arch specifier. The eclipse platform itself
uses x86_64 as the arch specifier for the other intel 64bit ports.
Would anyone see a problem with switching back the arch to x86_64 for
eclipse-ganymede (and it's successors). There seems to be various places
in the source code where assumptions are made that all intel x86 64bit
platforms have an arch of x86_64. I tracked down a few of them but it
seems that I overlooked some. I'm currently trying to add FreeBSD
support to cdt 5.0 and the PDE builder keeps insisting that the 64bit
fragments must be named foo.freebsd.x86_64.
If people feels strongly against switching to x86_64 I'll track the PDE
problem down but I think it would be best to spend efforts somewhere
else and follow prior art (the other x86_64 ports) in this case.
What's your opinion?
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