[Frugalware-devel] multilib or not multilib

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Sun Apr 24 01:06:32 CEST 2011


On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 09:04:41PM +0200, CSÉCSY László <boobaa at frugalware.org> wrote:
> > Some users ask why we don't build gcc with multilib support. And I would
> > just know the reason about that. For now I just say it's a choice but I
> > don't know the real reason. With multilib support we can build
> > virtualbox/wine... for x86_64 arch.
>
> ???and/or we could use skype without sacrifying a bald turkey at midnight and 
> other black magic.

I think it's just ugly, since then you'll have libs for two archs
installed on the same machine. That's the reason I never worked on this
feature.

OTOH, I'm not against if someone would work on this - since in this case
it won't affect the behaviour of existing (64bit) apps. (Unlike PAE.)
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