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Re: Debian AMD64 Port Ready

On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 07:54:18AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Stephen Frost wrote:
> > * Martin Schulze (joey@infodrom.org) wrote:
> > > It has always been an issue.  Since AMD64 will probably be adopted
> > > commercially, there will be third party applications, that will only
> > > run on other distributions and not on Debian, which would make the
> > > Debian port pretty useless if you want to run only one other third
> > > party application which was compiled for another distribution.
> > 
> > Have you actually tried running a 64bit application from another
> > distribution on pure64?  Do you have a specific technical reason why it
> > wouldn't work?  I don't.  I'd love to hear of any that exist.  32bit
> No.  That's just what I remembered from the early days of debian-amd64.
> I thought that programs could expect parts of the libraries to be 64 bit
> and parts to be 32 bit which won't work, of course, if the 32 bit version
> would not be around.

AIUI, that's not how AMD64 works. If I understood things right, 64bit
applications can only use 64 libraries; you can't mix them in one

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