wpkg --architecture

Options Comments
--verbose Include the machine information when available.

When the libdebpackages is compiled, it uses an architecture definition that depends on the system on which the library gets compiled. This architecture information can be determined using the --architecture command.

wpkg returns the architecture name by printing it in your console and returning.

Note that it is also possible to get the architecture information in a control file using the architecture() function.


The --verbose option under MS-Windows makes use of an environment variable which under MS-Windows is expected to be defined. Namely, it reads one of the PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW5332, PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE, or PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER. These values can be tainted since the operating system lets you change their value. Note that the architecture() function is a compiled in value so it is not affected.

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