Preparing for 6.3 Release

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Mon Jul 16 06:57:06 PDT 2007

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Hmmm... Looking at the livecd repo, I'm seeing that Alexander has 
> included a 64-bit gcc and binutils. So a step in that direction has 
> already been taken.

They are cross-tools, and are installed in /tools (and thus, they don't 
appear on the real CD). Also, gcc is just bare bones good enough only for 
the kernel. Maybe patching gcc in Chapter 6 like Debian does (so that gcc is 
32-bit by default, but produces 64-bit code with -m64) is a better solution 
- but I have not tried to build this.

BTW, I have no 64-bit PC.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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