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Re: Experience with x86_64-only (no i386) in F10?



On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 4:43 AM, Niels Weber <nathelbiya gmail com> wrote:
> 2008/12/9 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>:
>> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Niels Weber <nathelbiya gmail com> wrote:
>>> 2008/12/9 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>:
>>>> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 4:52 AM, Niels Weber <nathelbiya gmail com> wrote:
>>>>> All 32bit binary programs you want to run will not work.
>>>>
>>>> I think you mean "not all 32-bit programs you want to run will work".
>>>
>>> All dynamically linked 32bit programs will not work.
>>>
>>> Is that better?
>>
>> That depends on what you mean. You're saying that no
>> dynamically-linked 32-bit program will work. If you mean that some
>> will and some won't, then that's not what you're saying.
>
> I'm talking of those you don't get the source for obviously.
>
> If I'm wrong in that, please explain how such a program would work.

By linking to 32-bit libraries? Multilib support is precisely for this
situation, as far as I'm aware.

I've never had a 32-bit app fail to run on my 64-bit system, e.g.
32-bit Firefox works fine (though I now use the 64-bit version).

poc


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