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Jim <Jim@...> 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
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