Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit?
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 00:11:43
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit? by Jim
Jim <Jim@×××××××××××××××××.org> 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.) -- Barry.SCHWARTZ@×××××××××××××.org Esperantistoj rajtas skribi al Bojo ĉe 'Democracies don't war; democracies are peaceful countries.' - Bush (


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] 64-bit or 32-bit? Bertrand Jacquin <beber.gentoo@×××××.com>