Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-amd64
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-amd64@g.o
From: "Bertrand Jacquin" <beber.gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 17:17:27 +0200
On 3/27/06, Barry.SCHWARTZ@...
<Barry.SCHWARTZ@...> wrote:
> 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
> 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@...   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)
>
>
>

-- 
gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


Replies:
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Marco Matthies
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Barry . SCHWARTZ
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Duncan
References:
64-bit or 32-bit?
-- JimD
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Hemmann, Volker Armin
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Jim
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Barry . SCHWARTZ
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Jim
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
-- Barry . SCHWARTZ
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
Next by thread:
Re: 64-bit or 32-bit?
Previous by date:
suspend2 sources
Next by date:
Re: suspend2 sources


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-amd64 mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.