On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 04:33:19PM -0500, M.D. DeWar wrote: > for curiosity and exciting dinner banter, why is it I see > programs/application etc referring to FreeBSD as > i386-unknown-freebsd4.8 system > or when doing a configure it shows as that ?
The middle part is really supposed to be the type of the system, so if you were running on an IBM system it ougth to say i386-ibm-freebsd4.8 and if you used a system from Digital it might be alpha-dec-freebsd4.8. On PC systems it is often impossible to determine from a program what kind of system it is, and it really doesn't matter much anyway, so the middle part is just reported as 'unknown'. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"