Bug 14610

Summary: sys.platform == 'linux-i386'
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Dimitri Papadopoulos <dimitri.papadopoulos>
Component: pythonAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 2000-07-25 11:38:21 UTC

You seem to have patched python so that sys.platform is 'linux-i386'
instead of 'linux2'.
Although I can understand why this patch was applied, it breaks too many
Please remove this patch and use platform.py instead if you need detailed
on the platform.


Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-01-27 02:28:39 UTC
This is no patch.  You pass MACHDEP=linux-$RPM_ARCH into the configure program.
 The sys.platform is for adding on to paths to find the platform specific
directories.  Its value should not be depended on.