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Re: 64bit status report : biarch toolchain and ppc64 debian kernel.

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 04:30:33PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > You can't cross link. You need 2 sets of libs unfortunately.
> Too bad. This mean rebuilding all libs or most of them for ppc64.

Not as bad as it seems. On IRIX which has even three different sets of
libs (old 32bit, new 32bit and 64bit) usually only a few of every set
are actually installed, because 64bit libraries are usually only used by
those applications that really need them (e.g. there's normally no need
to link all or even anything of KDE or gnome in 64bit).

Thomas Jahns
"Computers are good at following instructions,
 but not at reading your mind."
D. E. Knuth, The TeXbook, Addison-Wesley 1984, 1986, 1996, p. 9

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