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Re: Building i386 binaries on ia64.

Rob Andrews <rob@choralone.org> writes:

> Hi all,
> I notice ia64 has ia32-libs and ia32-libs-dev, but I can't seem to find a
> compiler to build i386 binaries.
> The reason being is that I want to add support for the Debian nspluginwrapper
> package to run on ia64 machines, since they are biarch and have ia32-libs
> and ia32-libs-gtk.
> If there isn't a gcc with target i386 on ia64, why is there an ia32-libs-dev
> package? I'm quite curious!
>     thanks,
>     rob

Afaik ia64 can't compile 32bit binaries. The ia32-libs package source
contains prebuild i386 debs that get unpacked to the right places and
repackaged into ia32-libs and ia32-libs-dev. Same for ia32-libs-gtk.


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