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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 23:29:07 -0600
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Mateusz Arkadiusz Mierzwinski wrote:
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  <div class="gmail_quote">2010/12/9 Dale <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a
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    <div class="h5">Frank Peters wrote:<br>
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On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:17:18 -0600<br>
Dale&lt;<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="mailto:rdalek1967@..."
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What are some things that I should watch for and enable that isn't so<br>
obvious for someone new to 64 bit?<br>
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The first thing to decide is whether or not you want a pure 64-bit<br>
system or a 64-bit system that keeps 32-bit capability.<br>
      <br>
I am a purist.  I left 32-bit programs in the dust a long time ago.<br>
But as a consequence there are some things that I will miss because<br>
they are available in 32-bit packages only.  An example would be<br>
Acroread, the PDF viewer, from Adobe.  Without Acroread, you will<br>
only view pdf files through the 64-bit xpdf.  The Intel C++<br>
compiler is another example.  In fact, most commercial software<br>
that bothers to release a Linux version will do so in 32-bit<br>
format only.<br>
      <br>
So if you need to make use of those offerings, you'll need<br>
to keep 32-bit compatibility.<br>
      <br>
My own view is that these software developers are way behind<br>
the times and should have long ago made their products in<br>
a 64-bit form.  It's not that difficult to do.<br>
      <br>
Whatever the choice, pure 64-bit or 64/32, Gentoo makes it<br>
easy.<br>
      <br>
Frank Peters<br>
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Now I have a question.  How do I tell Gentoo to make it pure 64 or a
mix of 32 and 64?  I have read about this but I don't think I have
actually seen where it is set.  Is it a profile selection, USE flag or
something else?<br>
    <br>
If I decide on one then want to switch to the other, does that require
a reinstall or just a change in settings and a recompile of world?<br>
    <br>
Since I use KDE, I always use Okular to view pdf files.  I assume KDE
is 64 bit ready.<br>
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Thanks.<br>
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Dale<br>
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:-)  :-)<br>
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You can set it in KERNEL by disabling 32 bit application support and
recompiling GLIBC and GCC without MULTILIB ;). Try also running 32 bit
app. System is not slower or anything else wrong happens. If You drop
32-bit support You cannot use WINE and load PE32 apps (aka Win32).<br
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-- <br>
Mateusz Mierzwiński<br>
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Bluebox Software <a moz-do-not-send="true"
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I don't use Wine.  I have never heard of PE32 so I don't guess I have a
need for it either.  lol   It sounds like I should go pure 64 bit. 
Anyone disagree with that?  Someone mentioned pdf files but I can use
KDE's program for that as I do now.  I can use OOo as a backup too.  <br>
<br>
Also, there is no server type stuff on here and no plans to install
any.  It's basically a desktop system built like a freaking tank.  Here
is a link but I'm not finished yet.  I should have a couple more things
in there in the next few days.  If you look good, you will notice why I
can't start the install yet.  Hint, something is missing.  If you
notice it right off, pat yourself on the back.  :-D <br>
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Thanks.<br>
<br>
Dale<br>
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:-)  :-)  <br>
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