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Re: amd64 and dpkg and so

On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 17:49, Martin Jungowski wrote:
> 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

Think about that again.  For years now, Debian has been providing 
binary packages for Alpha.

> 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

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

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