Let's assume that I am dropped into a room with a Raspberry Pi running either Debian or Raspbian. How do I find out if it has hard float support or if it is just using soft float?
Check for the existence of the directory:
the soft-float version do not have this directory, they have:
instead, or you can list the packages installed using:
and see the platform in the third column (all/armhf/armel)