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Re: recompiling for amd64?

On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 06:00 +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 02:41:52PM +0200, Sebastian Steinlechner wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 14:18, Sythos wrote:
> >> I've searched on debian site with no usefull link nor info...
> >> There is somewhere an howto to port debian packages from i386 to amd64?
> >> A simple "apt-get source -b namepackage" (launched on installed
> >> amd64) is sufficient?
> > Unfortunately, there are some packages that won't compile without
> > source code modifications (like when the author used an int to store
> > a pointer instead of a long).
> Err... You mean "instead of a pointer type", right?

Unless he's the cause of some of those bugs... ;)

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