On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 21:21 +0000, Andrea wrote:
Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:16:55 +0000
> Andrea <mariofutire(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> You can't just be ppc, as the ppc kernel won't boot on ppc64. You
> shouldn't be all ppc64 either, because the ppc64 binaries tend to be
> slower than their ppc counterparts. What you really need is a small
> mix of both, but that makes developing one or the other somewhat
> difficult. Welcome to the hell of multilib.
> I suggest making use of mock to create chroots of pure archness to
> develop with. Mock can give you a pure ppc chroot and a pure ppc64
> chroot for which to develop in.
To be honest, I am perfectly happy to live in a world of
kernel is ppc64
everything else is ppc
So my plan is:
1) remove all devel packages for ppc64 and replace (if missing) with ppc
2) remove all duplicate applications ppc/ppc64 keeping only ppc
3) keep all libraries on both versions so I can (just in case) still run everything
would that work?
iirc, there are a few userspace things where you really actually do want
the ppc64 version. I believe at least gdb and crash were on that list.
32-bit versions won't know what to do when analyzing 64-bit bits.