Re: Debian AMD64 Port Ready
Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 07:54:18AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > * Martin Schulze (firstname.lastname@example.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
What's the benefit of a mixed environment then?
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