[Vm-dev] Linux binaries

Markus Lampert markuslampert at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 10 02:19:58 UTC 2010

Hey Ian,

haven't done packaging before, but I have to support multiple versions of Linux for 64 and 32 bit. The way I do it is to install s chroot environment for each combination.
My desktop is a 64bit AMD Debian and the projects I compile are for 32 and 64 SuSe, multiple service packs and versions. Never had a problem with that.

The biggest hurdle is usually to setup the basic chroot system so you can chroot into it and load Linux packages from within the root environment. Depending on your Linux distribution it might be provided for you (if you use Debian, debootstrap is your friend).

Hope this helps,

----- Original Message ----
Dear Linux hackers,

Does anyone have experience with making binary 
> releases for 32-bit Linux that are compiled on a 64-bit system with -m32?  
> My Linux development machine runs 64-bit Linux and it would be convenient to 
> package 32-bit Linux VM binaries on that machine rather than remotely, or worse 
> after rebooting into a 32-bit kernel.  Any information or opinions, for or 
> against, would be gratefully received!

If anyone wants to play 
> spot-the-difference:

> href="http://squeakvm.org/unix/release/Squeak-" 
> target=_blank 
> >http://squeakvm.org/unix/release/Squeak-
> target=_blank 
> >http://squeakvm.org/unix/release/Squeak-

> of these was compiled on a 32-bit system, the other on a 64-bit system.  (I 
> already know they have slightly different collections of plugins. :)  My 
> 32-bit machine happily runs either.


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