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Re: 64-bit kernel on sid / pure64?

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 08:25:49PM -0500, Stephen Waters wrote:
> Yay! Thanks to help from Peter Cordes, I was able to install the amd64
> k8 smp kernel from sid, amd64-libs, and iptables from pure64 -- and it
> works! Great work, everyone!

 you're welcome :)

 Last time I tried the amd64 kernel from sid it oopsed during boot in kacpid
(on my Tyan S2881).  I haven't gotten around to reporting this yet.  Should
I, or does anyone who actually hacks on it have an S2881/2 mobo.

> A few questions:
> 1) Is ALSA going to remain unusable until I upgrade alsa-base/alsa-utils
> to 64-bit versions from pure64? If so, do I have to upgrade all of my
> sound applications to ones from pure64?

 Someone mentioned a snd-ioctl32 module on this list recently...  It's in
the kernel in sound/core/ioctl32, but none of the docs in the kernel tree
mention it.  The comments in the code look promising, though.

> I wish I had money to pay someone to make dist-upgrade magically work
> for sid -> pure64/amd64 conversion!

 If you have the disk space, try debootstrap.  Then maybe
dpkg --get-selections | chroot something 'PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:$PATH; dpkg --set-selections'
Then hack stuff around with /etc...  Good luck hacking the symlinks and so
on if you have /usr on a separate partition or something :)

#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@cor , des.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
 Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
 my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BC

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