[WBEL-users] 64-bit lib adventure
jmorris at beau.org
Tue May 30 18:04:07 CDT 2006
On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 16:30, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> Short question : Why are i368 rpm's on the x86_64 iso's?
So i386 apps can run. For example OO.o is still 32 bit. Also, you
can't even build an x86_64 package without a couple of 32bit packages
installed and there are even a few needed just to install, as you
discovered with your attempt to build a xen image.
Debian's x86_64 port was done as a pure port, having no 32bit
dependencies and is thus simpler and a more clean install. The price is
that it IS a port, and you have to jump through chroot hoops to get
i86 apps to install and run.
I think RH took the harder path with their bi-arch approach but since we
are going to be dealing with 32bit apps for years to come it is also the
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