[nSLUG] Debian on an AMD 64

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Fri Dec 16 18:31:16 AST 2005


Ben Armstrong wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 16:27 -0400, Jack Warkentin wrote:
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>>I got an AMD64-based laptop a few weeks ago and am trying to find a 
>>suitable distro for it. I read a lot about Debian AMD64 but it did 
>>not look appealing since it is not possible to run 64-bit and 32-bit 
>>apps at the same time - you have to set up a separate chroot for the 
>>32-bit apps.
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>With open source, everything can be recompiled from source anyway.  Or
>do you depend on a lot of non-free stuff distributed in binary form and
>only available for IA32?
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>Ben
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Say with recompiling the Debian source code, would this be simply the 32 
bit source in and a 64 bit app out?
When it comes to software engineering my best grade was a `F-`

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