x86 libs on x86_64 - when will they be gone?
justin.conover at gmail.com
Sat May 20 05:19:37 UTC 2006
On 5/18/06, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 18.05.2006, 12:41 -0400 schrieb Bill Nottingham:
> > Thorsten Leemhuis (fedora at leemhuis.info) said:
> > > Especially for Computer-Magazines and on fairs/FUNCon's where we hand
> > > out DVD's. Having one Media that can handle both architectures would
> > > simplify a lot of things and lower the cost.
> > >
> > > (Would even be better if the DVD would bundle i386, x86-64 and a i386
> > > Live-DVD)
> > Probably the biggest issue is the booting of it... you'd need to pick
> > the architecture at the boot stage, as you can't install x86_64
> > from a ia32 kernel, as all the relevant %posts will fail.
> Well, Suse automatically detects the proper arch in the boot-loader for
> some time now (you can override it, too, and install a i386 system on a
> x86_64 machine).
Solaris also does this, boots off a i386 kernel and installs a 64bit kernel.
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