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Re: Debian 64-bit binaries

On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 09:03:45PM +0100, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got Debian running on a 64 bit Sparc box. The userland is however 
> still 32 bits, and that restriction has been lifted in 2.4.25. Is there 
> any plan to recompile userland to 64 bits ? 
> I'm willing to spends a few weekends recompining, but i'm not so familiar 
> with the dpkg system. Anyone ?

No, 64-bit is slower and larger than 32-bit userland. The only thing you
need 64-bit binaries for are things like large databases where you need
to address more than 4gigs of memory.

You can however install libc6-dev-sparc64 and build 64-bit programs all
you want.

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