[Fontconfig] fc-arch things "sparc" has the "ppc" signature

Patrick Lam plam at MIT.EDU
Sun May 27 10:37:06 PDT 2007

Albert Chin wrote:
> $ cd fc-arch
> # ./fc-arch auto < fcarch.tmpl.h
> ...
> #define FC_ARCHITECTURE "ppc"
> So, it seems fc-arch believes Solaris/SPARC (32-bit) has the same
> signature as "ppc". Ditto for HP-UX/PA and HP-UX/IA. And, for AIX,
> fc-arch thinks the architecture is "m68k". And, for Tru64 UNIX,
> fc-arch thinks the architecture is "x86-64".
> So, is fc-arch checking too little to discern one architecture from
> another?

In principle if the arches have the same signature they should create
compatible cache files. Please mail the list if this isn't the case.


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