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Re: Confusion about 32/64-bit user space

On a similar subject, I have been experiencing failures when I try to
compile some sources with the make command usually exiting with some
error along the lines of
"gcc sparc 64 uknown" or something similar :)

It isn't a huge issue since I got the latest woody cd set (with so many
pre compiled binaries to choose from) but I was wondering if anyone can
point me in the right direction.

Yes I realise it is probably bleeding obvious but my experience is



On Tue, 2002-08-20 at 16:28, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
> I am a tad confused here, so bear with me...
> Okay: I have an Ultra 10, on which I've installed Debian 3.0r0. As I
> understand it, the kernel operates in 64-bit mode, while any programs I
> write and run operate in 32-bit mode. Is that correct?
> Is there anyway to change user space such that it is 64-bit?
> This came up when I built gcc 3.2; the configure script couldn't figure out
> my installation. As it is explained to me by someone in the gcc mailing
> list, what I managed to build was a 32-bit version of the compilers, given
> that my user space is 32-bit.
> Why isn't user space 64-bit by default? Is it that many GNU/Linux programs
> aren't compatible with 64-bit?
> Scott Robert Ladd
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