Re: Debian for AMD64
On (09/05/06 16:39), David A. Parker wrote:
> >Been running Sarge for a year on a genuine AMD Opteron. Have Debian
> >unstable on several Opterons, a dual Xeon and Pentium D. The Pentium D
> >"feels" faster but may have a faster clock speed / dynamically faster
> >memory / peripherals. Not been running these for very long at all - but
> >no obvious problems.
> >AMD64 - no problem :) The caveat is what level of package churn you can
> >tolerate - unstable moves very quickly, testing less so, stable hardly
> >at all. Pick one and stick with it :)
> Thanks for the info! That leads me to my next question...
> Have most packages been ported to the amd64 architecture, or is there a
> limited selection? I found the amd64 "testing" version here:
> But I wasn't sure if most packages had been ported to use the 64-bit OS.
I run sid amd64 but I guess the issues are similar. Openoffice runs in
a 32bit chroot as does Firefox (if you want flash capability). There
are unofficial OOo ports for amd64 but I haven't tried them. see:
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