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Re: [Qemu-devel] precompiled qemu-system-x86_64 is 32 bit instead of 64b
Re: [Qemu-devel] precompiled qemu-system-x86_64 is 32 bit instead of 64bit
Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:03:29 -0500
---- Andrew Warkentin <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sergey Bychkov wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ralf Baerwaldt" <address@hidden>
> > To: <address@hidden>
> > Sent: 19.02.2008 18:09
> > Subject: [Qemu-devel] precompiled qemu-system-x86_64 is 32 bit instead
> > of 64bit
> >> I downloaded http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/qemu-0.9.1-i386.tar.gz
> >> and I'm using an AMD Opteron.
> >> Is this version the correct one for my system ?
> > If You want qemu for your amd64 linux system, You should compile it
> > yourself or install from Your linux distribution repository.
> > This site (http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/download.html) doesn't
> > contain precompiled linux binaries except for i386 platform.
> > However You could execute i386 binaries on amd64 linux platform. :)
> > Sergey Bychkow
> > ICQ: 21014758
> > FTN: 2:450/118.55
> Why does it matter if it is 64-bit or not? Most programs at the moment
> don't benefit from being compiled 64-bit. I don't get the obsession with
> 64-bitness that most Linux and BSD people seem to have. I think
> workstation Unices like Solaris and IRIX get things right (only stuff
> that benefits from being 64-bit is 64-bit, the rest is 32-bit, so there
> is no need for separate 32- and 64-bit versions of the system, and fewer
> compatibility issues).
Solaris is moving more towards 64-bit for 64-bit systems. The X11 tree
(and other subsystems as well) are getting 64-bit versions of binaries