On Sat, 2011-04-16 at 09:19 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote: > Le mercredi 13 avril 2011 à 14:02 +0100, Ben Hutchings a écrit : > > On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 20:47 +0800, YANG,Chao wrote: > > > dpkg --print-architecture shows > > > i386. > > > > > > However, uname -a shows > > > x86-64 > > > > > > what does this mean? > > > > It means Asias He was right. And this is a perfectly valid > > configuration (though it confuses some third-party installers). > > > > But I think this is a bug in the configuration of the CD/DVD creation: > > the amd64 flavour is on DVD 1 but the 686-bigmem flavour is on DVD 2. > > The latter definitely should be on DVD 1 (and CD 1 or 2, rather than CD > > 10!). > > How is that a problem? An overwhelming majority of CPUs today are amd64, > and even if you choose to install a i386 userland (there are various > good reasons for that), you still want an amd64 kernel to benefit of all > your CPU can offer. There are compatibility issues with third-party scripts that rely on 'uname -m' to select which architecture to use in userland. And there are still a few places where 32-bit compatibility wrappers are missing in the kernel. Personally, I do use this combination, but I'm not ready to recommend it in general. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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