32-bit libraries on the 64-bit LiveCD

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Sun Dec 11 07:02:26 PST 2005


if I understand correctly, the 32-bit libraries (i.e. glibc) on the 
x86_64 CD are only for GRUB. But now, cross-lLFS has a patch for GRUB 
that makes it buildable in a pure 64-bit system. Shouldn't we consider 
applying it and (for disk space reasons) moving to pure64 setup?

Removal of 32-bit libraries will also allow me to create a branch that 
builds a 64-bit CD on 32-bit host by means of using qemu (as a 64-bit 
emulator for everything except gcc) and cross-distcc.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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