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Re: 32bit chroot

On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 02:31:29PM +0100, Dr Gavin Seddon wrote:
> I'm being slow here, so how come hppa is known as tru64?

Erm...indeed. I think you are confusing hppa (aka parisc) with alpha.
Or can you point me at a reference that says tru64 will run on hppa?

>   Also if 
> I can use 32bit, why can't a i386 source be used

Most (95%+) user space apps will compile on all archs.
See http://buildd.debian.org/stats/

You can build a 32-bit chroot on hppa and test your app.

> or is it 'cos of diff architecture.

A few don't because of embedded asm() (e.g. inb) or depend on arch
specific HW (e.g. gfx).

> Finally, I am trying to install an 32b app. that installs
> on fedora core for the amd oteron.  This is 32_64, or again is it a
> architecture issue?

amd opteron (x86-64) can run both 32 and 64-bit apps.
Someday hppa will be able to as well.


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