Re: Debian 64-bit binaries
On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 09:03:45PM +0100, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> 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
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