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

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 10:55:35PM -0400, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> On 8/18/05, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > That brings us to the next step, what is the best way to get most libraries to
> > build 64bit packages ? This would need some extensive change in the packaging
> > stuff probably.
> As you know, there are two ways:
> a. Major hacking for each and every package.
> b. Pure and sane 64-bit system.
> One is a never-ending task. It's like having a millstone around
> your neck while you walk through the snow, uphill both ways.

And are you ready to pay a roughly 20% performance penalty for it ?

> Try looking at this the other way around. Given a 64-bit system,
> how do you create an emulation environment for 32-bit crud?

Well, you are doing this the other way around in exact the same way.

Also keep in mind that ftp-masters will probably not allow pure-64
powerpc into the archive, they even had trouble with amd64 where it makes
sense, all this because of archive and mirror bandwidth reasons.

But yes, a. is a major undertaking, and i was hoping of some automated method
for generating the 64 bit stuff, maybe even in the same package. Needs some
experimenting though.


Sven Luther

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