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Re: pure64 port visibility

Frederik Schueler <fs@lowpingbastards.de> writes:

> On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 08:20:08AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>> GRUB does work to boot amd64 kernels, and I would suspect lilo does too.
>> Of course, the question really may be finding installers for those two
>> that run in 64-bit mode.
> I follow lilo and grub upstream development since 1-1.5 months now;
> they are both 32bit only, and only grub seems to consider suopporting
> amd64. All GNU/Linux distros I checked (SuSE, Gentoo, Fedora, Mandrake) 
> have the so-called grub-static 32bit binaries. Grub supports only
> building with -m32 on x86_64.
> I have i386-sid / pure64 dual-boot with i386-sid lilo running fine. As
> long as you have a 32bit installation too on your disk, either lilo or
> grub work. For pure64, we have grub-static built on old-biarch in the
> archive, like the other distros.
> Greetings
> Frederik Schueler

Can we patch the grub to build a grub-static_amd64.deb under i386. The
DI kernel udebs are cross build so we should have a good example how
to get dpkg-gencontrol and dpkg-build to set the arch to amd64.


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