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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: 64-bit kernel on a 32-bit installation
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 05:59:21
Message-Id: h0ni1t$nuc$
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] 64-bit kernel on a 32-bit installation by Mark Knecht
1 On 06/10/2009 02:44 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
2 > Do others see value - getting 64-bit memory management, new CPU
3 > flags, etc., but keeping the apps 32-bit for compatibility?
5 Personally, no. I see more value in a true multilib Gentoo.
6 Unfortunately, Gentoo's multilib is "fake". You can't build 32-bit libs
7 and packages but have to download "emul" binary packages instead. It is
8 by far better (IMO) being able to compile problematic packages as 32-bit
9 instead of running a 32-bit userland in a 64-bit kernel.