Re: Tracking sarge
Many thanks for your quick reply.
On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 16:24:27 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow
> Alice Stamping <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I would like to use some AMD Opteron kit in production with Debian. I
> > don't, therefore, fancy tracking unstable with these boxes. :)
> > I want to track sarge with these computers. Is it possible to :
> > - install Debian Sarge from the i386 iso
> > - using make-kpkg build a 64-bit kernel on the newly installed box
> > for the AMD 64 bit platform.
> Not comfortably.
> apt-get install kernel-image-2.6-amd64-<tab>
> kernel-image-2.6-amd64-generic kernel-image-2.6-amd64-k8-smp
> kernel-image-2.6-amd64-k8 kernel-image-2.6-amd64-xeon
Less work for me if someone at Debian was kind enough to make a kernel
> > - build the packages we normally build from source from sources after
> > booting into the 64 bit kernel (e.g. apache/php)
> That needs all the build-depends too. A lot of building and all of it
> not prepared for in a 32bit userland. It's possible but a lot of work.
Of course (I was planning to take a --get-selections from the current
Xeon doing the job, taking my own packages out, then running a
--set-selections on the new Opteron kit - that way I'll get the
build-deps, but of course they wont be 64-bit - that small matter had
If I just used a 64 bit kernel, and kept the rest of the system
tracking 32-bit packages, would I still see stronger performance than
an equivilently specced Xeon system?
Your help is very much appreciated.