intel i5 - core? or core2?

Garrett Cooper gcooper at
Sat Aug 21 01:03:18 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Atom Smasher <atom at> wrote:
> hardware:
>  MACH:  x86_64 (LENOVO, 4313CTO, ThinkPad T510)
>  CPU:   x86_64 (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz)
> FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0 (amd64)
> in "/etc/make.conf" i tried setting "CPUTYPE=core" but as soon as i start
> building things, lang/perl5.10 fails, complaining about "core" not being
> right.
> when i change the setting to "CPUTYPE=core2" it builds fine.
> is something wrong? i thought the i5 was "core", not "core2"...?

    I thought our base gcc didn't support core/core2 (IIRC gcc 4.4+
supports core/core2). Maybe this is a documentation bug with
.../share/examples/etc/make.conf ?

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