Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 06:12:51
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Mateusz Arkadiusz Mierzwinski
Mateusz Arkadiusz Mierzwinski wrote:
> > > 2010/12/9 Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com <mailto:rdalek1967@×××××.com>> > > Frank Peters wrote: > > On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:17:18 -0600 > Dale<rdalek1967@×××××.com <mailto:rdalek1967@×××××.com>> wrote: > > > What are some things that I should watch for and enable > that isn't so > obvious for someone new to 64 bit? > > > The first thing to decide is whether or not you want a pure 64-bit > system or a 64-bit system that keeps 32-bit capability. > > I am a purist. I left 32-bit programs in the dust a long time > ago. > But as a consequence there are some things that I will miss > because > they are available in 32-bit packages only. An example would be > Acroread, the PDF viewer, from Adobe. Without Acroread, you will > only view pdf files through the 64-bit xpdf. The Intel C++ > compiler is another example. In fact, most commercial software > that bothers to release a Linux version will do so in 32-bit > format only. > > So if you need to make use of those offerings, you'll need > to keep 32-bit compatibility. > > My own view is that these software developers are way behind > the times and should have long ago made their products in > a 64-bit form. It's not that difficult to do. > > Whatever the choice, pure 64-bit or 64/32, Gentoo makes it > easy. > > Frank Peters > > > > > 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? > > 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? > > Since I use KDE, I always use Okular to view pdf files. I assume > KDE is 64 bit ready. > > Thanks. > > Dale > > :-) :-) > > > 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). > > -- > Mateusz Mierzwiński > > Bluebox Software
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. 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 Thanks. Dale :-) :-)


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. Florian Philipp <lists@××××××××××××××××××.net>