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



2008/12/10 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>:
> 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).

I'm aware of Multilib and I've been running a 64bit install for years
now and using it to run 32bit binaries.
The original poster was asking for a 64bit only system though. If it
is 64bit only, it will obviously not have 32bit libs.

Niels


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