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[opensuse] Re: 64bit Kernel and 32bit Userland - how to do it?
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:45:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <gg3m54$gj$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:
Joachim Schrod wrote:

I've just ordered a new workstation, with a Core 2 Quad CPU. I want
to run OpenSUSE with a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit userland on it. I
have not had a 64-bit CPU desktop with OpenSUSE yet, so I'm asking
for advice -- what's the best way to do it? (My Google foo was not
good enough to get good answers. :-( )

AFAIU, 64-bit OpenSUSE comes with 32-bit userland programs. Do I
get all programs this way, or only a selection?

AFAIK, you can opt to install the 32bit version of all of them. It
doesn't happen automagically though. I don't think there is a single
tickbox to say 32bit or 64bit applications.

I don't need automatisms, I'll script them myself anyhow. It's sufficient that they are installable at all.

These are special 32-bit RPMs for the 64-bit distribution, aren't they? Or can one install RPMs from 32-bit OpenSUSE into a 64-bit installation?

Joachim

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