Re: amd64/gcc-3.4 archive: multilib/-m32 support available (compilation of 32bit i386-binaries)
On 04-Aug-11 02:57, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Andreas Jochens <email@example.com> writes:
> > The amd64/gcc-3.4 archive (http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/gcc-3.4)
> > finally supports the compilation and linking of 32bit i386 binaries
> > using the gcc '-m32' switch. The gcc-3.4 package in the amd64/gcc-3.4
> > archive has been recompiled with the '--enable-multilib' option
> > which causes all the necessary libraries and files for 32bit i386
> > development with gcc to be created.
> Now you have messed up the pure64 archive with packages only planned
> for multiarch.
> Gratulations, one step further from a 3.4 based sarge.
I did not upload anything to the pure64 archive. I uploaded the mulitlib
packages only to the amd64/gcc-3.4 archive. However, why would you
oppose the addition of extra functionality? I was careful not to change
any of the fundamental assumptions of the current amd64 port.
I even made extra efforts to write the patches in a manner that ensures
that the pure64/gcc-3.3 archive is not affected at all. The extra 32bit
packages will not be created from the gcc-3.4 and glibc package if
gcc-3.3 is the default compiler.
I just wanted to be able to compile packages like 'grub' natively on
amd64 (and maybe do some general 32bit legacy development on amd64
myself). I fail to see what is wrong with that.