[lsb-discuss] archLSB naming

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Mon Nov 17 21:51:01 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 17, Matt Taggart wrote:

> Hi lsb-discuss,
> I have a question about archLSB naming. Why do we call it "amd64" when
> `uname -m` and config.guess return "x86_64"?

Because AMD changed the name from x86-64 to amd64 after everyone was
using x86_64 ...

So the official name of the architecture is amd64.


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