[mythtv] Compiling on AMD64
mythtv at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Feb 2 21:16:33 UTC 2006
Isaac Richards wrote:
> Why would you need a gradual transition to 64-bit? I don't have any 32 bit
> libraries on my system. All my 64-bit libraries are in 'lib'. Install
> compatability libraries elsewhere, instead of forcing native ones into odd
Fair do's the gradual transition thing is not really overly relevent now
that everything works fine on 64 bit, but it wasn't always that way :)
That's fine for a small distro or self built system but I can see the
time saving benefits for a very large distro like e.g. Mandriva.
I still need 32bit libs/apps (e.g. Java Plugin/Flash Plugin (and thus
Firefox to run them in!) and mplayer for those pesky WMVs).
I could do without some, but I need flash/java plugins for my work so
stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have no option but to install
the 32bit libs (or just use a whole 32bit OS which is no fun ;) )
If Mandriva/YouDistroMaker wants to support people in my position, it
makes sense that their 32bit builds can just install on my 64bit system,
and therefore they make the namespace (if that's a correct term)
different for the 64bit version.
Perhaps a more elegant solution would be to relocate the install of any
32bit RPM to e.g. /32bit/yada/yada. I guess that would require a bit of
a hack to RPM... hmmm, damn I've just managed to argue against myself
and convince me you are right.. Ahh well :p
ANyways, this is not even vaugly relevent to Myth anymore. I am what us
Scots call "havering". http://www.lehuanet.com/plockton/pbritdic.htm#havers
I'll shut up now. Patches in Trac if anyone is interested.
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