What's in a name?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Nov 30 13:02:00 GMT 2000

On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 03:30:08PM -0500, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>At 02:58 PM 11/30/2000, David A. Cobb wrote:
>>Under bash I find a variable $MACHTYPE="i686-pc-Cygwin"
>>That's nice, I thought, because I need to key a load of directory
>>references depending on whether I'm in Win32 or Cygwin.  HOWEVER,
>>several installations seem to think it should be "-Cygwin32" when they
>>build their "/usr/local/???/i686-pc-?????????" subtrees.
>These are old.  Cygwin used to be referred to as Cygwin32.
>>And 'config.guess', at least the one I looked at calls 'uname' which
>>says I have an
>>"i586" and cannot make any sense out of my configuration at all.
>Interesting.  Mine says:
> >uname -m
>Are you sure you're up-to-date in your Cygwin environment?

Cygwin should accurately depict the machine type.  If you're using
a '586' it should report that fact.

It depends on Windows for this information.  uname.cc has the gory


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