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Re: compiling 64-bit binaries?

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:31:54PM -0400, Brian Szymanski wrote:
> Hello all...
> 2 new questions from the proud new owner of an old PA-RISC machine :-)
> Is it possible to compile 64 bit binaries on debian/hppa? All the docs
> out there seem to indicate no, but there is a 64-bit kernel available on
> the architecture, so I figure there must be some way to compile 64-bit
> binaries -- unless the kernels were compiled hpux?

64-bit Kernels are "cross-compiled" from a 32-bit user space.
There has been quite a bit of work done for a 64-bit user space
but I've not seen a 64-bit chroot yet.

> Also, how vital do you all think the hppa port is - will it still be
> supported in lenny and beyond?

Vital? There's several people working on kernel issues and toolchain.
But hppa barely made it into lenny. Debian must be archiving the discussions
about hppa someplace...


> Thanks a bunch!
> -- 
> Brian Szymanski
> email:  skibrianski@gmail.com
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