ARCHDETECT(1) Debian General Commands Manual ARCHDETECT(1)NAMEarchdetect — detect hardware architecture
DESCRIPTIONarchdetect displays the current machine architecture and subarchitecture.
The architecture corresponds to that built into dpkg, and describes the
CPU (and possibly kernel) types; the subarchitecture distinguishes
machines with different boot arrangements that require special handling.
The following option is available:
-g When bringing up new subarchitectures, archdetect may not yet have
been taught about this specific machine. This option asks that
archdetect try to guess a generic subarchitecture that may be com‐
patible with this machine. This is only necessary on certain
architectures, and simply has no effect elsewhere.
AUTHORSarchdetect was written by the Debian Installer team.
Debian January 10, 2011 Debian