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From: Stuart Longland <redhatter@g.o>
Subject: Re: n32 userland
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 17:34:01 +1000
Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> David Cummings wrote:
>>Second, if I wanted to move to a n32 userland, without
>>reinstalling from netboot, what would be the steps involved?  A change
>>of profile, emerge system && emerge world? or emerge --newuse --deep
>>world all in itself.
> Currently, this would require a complete reinstall.  In any case, n32
> userland is really not ready for general consumption yet.  There are
> known bugs that we haven't squashed, and that could cause serious pain
> to end users.

I'll vouch for this.  Yes, I do have a machine (an Indigo 2 Impact,
a.k.a IP28) running a n32 userland.  So far, I've been damn lucky with
the machine, and most things, *just work*.  KDE 3.3.2 IMHO runs like a

KDE 3.4.1 however is a whole different ballgame, very unstable...
sneeze, and the whole damn thing falls in a heap.

As yet, I have not successfully compiled Gnome on this system either.

It's better than it was... but it's still got a long way to go. :-)

If you're extremely brave, then sure, run a n32 root.  Otherwise, what
I'd suggest... create a directory called /n32... and unpack the stage
tarball in there.  Then, when you want to play with n32, just `chroot
/n32`, and away you go. :-)

I'm already doing something similar to try and build up some sort of n64
userland, as well as an n32 image for MIPS3 (the current ones are MIPS4).
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