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Re: [SLE] SUSE Linux 10.1 - 32-bit or 64-bit
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 16:31:56 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060520143156.GA391@xxxxxxx>
On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 10:53:08AM -0400, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-05-19 at 16:06 +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> > We do this for Firefox.
>
> But you _also_ ship Firefox x86-64, and other components as well.

We do not ship Firefox as x86_64 RPM since 9.3.

You can _download_ it from the Mozilla projects directory, yes,
but this is not supported.

> That can be confusing for many, as well as updates.
>
> Now I'll be the first one to say SuSE Linux x86-64 is _better_ than
> Fedora Core x86-64 at this. But it still could use some refinement.
>
> Is there a "step-by-step guide" to guaranteeing browser/multimedia bliss
> using i586/i686 binaries/libraries/plug-ins under x86-64, while
> everything else is x86-64?

Use KDE and konqueror. The 64bit one uses a 32bit wrapper nspluginwrapper
that runs plugins.

Ciao, Marcus

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