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Re: StrongARM tactics

Ryan Schultz <schultz.ryan@gmail.com> writes:

> On Thursday 08 December 2005 04:41 am, you wrote:
>> ucko@debian.org (Aaron M. Ucko) writes:
>> > Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de> writes:
>> >> +pcsx: i386							     # i386 assembly
>> >
>> > AFAICT, this is only because its Linux/Makefile forces CPU to ix86
>> > unconditionally.
>> Write patch. At a minimum the package should be "i386 amd64". In
>> general anything with "Arch: i386" should add amd64.
> PCSX 1.6 does not compile with GCC4 when the ix86 flag is not specified, even 
> on i386. I don't know about amd64, but my other partially-ASM (using NASM 
> like PCSX) package (libopenspc) will not build on amd64, so I'm assuming that 
> the same is true here -- I'll change it if someone can confirm that it will 
> build and work.

They will if you do it right. Look at lilo, grub or that other
bootloader amd64 has.

Basicaly you just have to use "gcc -m32" for the C/asm code you
compile with gcc. nasm should always make 32bit code I think.

You will need any libs you use (apart from libc6, zlib and a few more
X libs that ia32-libs has already) as 32bit version though, if any. It
probably will need some work to get it to build but it would be worth
it. Ask on debian-amd64 for someone to help porting if you are willing
to support this in the future.


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