Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Bertrand Jacquin <beber.gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit?
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 15:18:56
Message-Id: 43872d370603280717w2b6ccbd9l9dae6e21a9a927d2@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit? by Barry.SCHWARTZ@chemoelectric.org
On 3/27/06, Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org
<Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org> wrote:
> Jim <Jim@×××××××××××××××××.org> skribis: > > What do you do for a browser? Do you have to chroot every time you want > > to run your browser? Or do you run a 64-bit browser? The only real > > thing that I am missing is the ability to see a video in Firefox such as > > the movie trailers at Apple, etc. > > I keep browsers in both environments. Normally I run Opera (which is > 32-bit) in the 64-bit environment. For some videos actually you might > have some luck with konqueror and/or mozilla-firefox-bin, without need > for the 32-bit environment, but to me it's not a lot of trouble > running things in the 32-bit environment if I have to, given how easy > it to keep Gentoo up to date. The hard work is configuring the chroot > as I like it and making it come up and go down automatically, which > was a little bit of a programming task. > > There is one use for which I have found a chroot quite useful, which > is building non-portage programs 32-bit. Then I can run them just fine > in 64-bit, by making links in /usr/local/lib32 to any libraries needed > that aren't already in the emul packages. (Plus I have to run > ldconfig.)
How could you compile mplayer or firefox in your 64 bits environnement to generate 32 bits binary ? I have multilib activated and I can't build mplayer with CFLAGS="-m32". It is needing something else ? I don't want too to have and maintain a 32 bit chroot.
> > > -- > Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org http://www.chemoelectric.org > Esperantistoj rajtas skribi al Bojo ĉe chemoelectric.org. > 'Democracies don't war; democracies are peaceful countries.' - Bush > (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/12/20051219-2.html) > > >
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit? Marco Matthies <marco-ml@×××.net>
[gentoo-amd64] Re: 64-bit or 32-bit? Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit? Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org