On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 10 November 2003 23:08, Antoine Labour wrote:
> > What is exactly the
> > reason why gcc defaults to 32 bits on the debian ?
> The reason is that the compiler is currently an i386 binary itself and
> is meant to replace the regular i386 compiler package with additional
> support for 64 bit binaries. This is done the same way on sparc and
> Yes, this is a problem when building a 2.6 kernel that I have no
> real solution for yet. For my own system, I have patched the
> kernel makefiles so that they also support the debian setup, but
> it is not as nice as it could be.
How about the idea of having it uname-dependant?