[Vm-dev] Linux binaries
piumarta at speakeasy.net
Mon Apr 12 15:43:13 UTC 2010
Hi Markus, Bryce,
Thanks for the suggestions.
The interesting question is whether gcc -m32 really does build
binaries that are 100% compatible and dependable when running on 32-
bit hardware. That's clearly the intention of the multilib stuff. I
was curious to know if anyone has proved its reliability for building
a "real" binary distribution.
I've always had excellent results with debootstrap, in genuine
installs and in chroot environments. Last time I tried it on Ubuntu I
ran into connection problems with X from within the chroot and gave up
after an hour or two of fiddling. So...
Rather than make a chroot I'm doing the next easiest thing to -m32:
building remotely on a Debian stable system. (Dave: this is why your
old libc is making squeak happy again. :)
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