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Re: amd64 and dpkg and so

Are you really sure you'd be fine with an 64-bit only Debian? That'd
mean you'd have to recompile every single application you want to run.
Including every single driver/module, they'd all have to be
recompiled... there's actually a lot of 32-bit software that'd be
necessary so a 64-bit only Debian would definitely not be the best


On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 22:56, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Pete Harlan (harlan@artselect.com) wrote:
> > > what I said. Every user of such a system will more than likely also need or
> > > want to run a 32bit binary on such a machine at some stage, and it is just too
> > > restrictive not to be able to do that. It is clear that you want to run 64bit
> > > whenever you can, but you won't always be able to.
> > 
> > Some people (myself) want one to run 64-bit only, and will never need
> > to run a 32-bit binary.  I imagine a lot of people are in the same
> > boat I am: I have a db server, and I'm buying an Opteron to take
> > advantage of a huge flat memory space.  I couldn't care less that it's
> > theoretically capable of 32-bit mode.
> To some extent I'm in this same camp.  Sure, the 32-bit stuff would be
> nice but if we could get Debian going, even if it's 64-bit only, I'd be
> *very* happy.  The alternatives right now aren't exactly spectacular.
> 	Stephen

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