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From: "Hemmann, Volker Armin" <volker.armin.hemmann@...>
Subject: Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 21:03:17 +0200
On Sunday 26 March 2006 20:27, Jim wrote:
> * on the Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 07:50:46PM +0200, Hemmann, Volker Armin said:
> > On Sunday 26 March 2006 17:33, JimD wrote:
> > > Has anyone noticed any real benefit from running their gentoo in 64-bit
> > > vs doing everything 64-bit?
> > >
> > > I am trying to decide if I should put the time into setting up a 32-bit
> > > environment or and stay with 64-bit or if I should just rebuild my
> > > system at 32-bit.
> > >
> > > I am running with 2GB which should be fine for 32-bit.  I don't have
> > > any specific needs for 64-bit.
> > >
> > > Would I notice any big slow down from doing everything 32-bit on
> > > amd64?  I am wondering if I should just go rebuild 32-bit and retry
> > > 64-bit in 6-12 months.
> >
> > in 6-12 month the situation will not be different than now.
> >
> > So you can go 64 bit now. For flash and wmv files install firefox-bin and
> > mplayer-bin and you are covered. Waiting is just a waste of time -
> > install now and reinstall in 6 month.. why? That is one superflous
> > installation you do not need to do.
>
> I started to setup a 32-bit chroot.  However I noticed that emerge wants
> to merge almost a full system.  It seems silly for me to have to
> maintain a complete 32-bit gentoo and a complete 64-bit gentoo.  I don't
> use any programs that *need* 64-bit.
>

ok, I never setup a 32bit chroot and never need it ;)
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