On Debian Wheezy, it is now possible to run a i386-linux-gnu application on an amd64-linux-gnu system. This is called Multiarch and refers to the capability of a system to install and run applications of multiple different binary targets on the same system.
June 24th, 2013 by cj2003
I’ve been going in circles with slirp trying to really get it to run on x86_64 mode so far to no avail…But it’d sure help to be able to compile code in 32bit/64bit on the same machine. Anyways after looking for far too long I managed to find that it’s really simple.
November 17th, 2010 by cj2003
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel.
July 29th, 2010 by cj2003
This guide is intended as an introduction to compiling software from source, with the added benefit that the result is something very useful –an up-to-date media player– to the typical user. I have written it in a chronological form, from the moment of downloading the package up to the moment the final tests on the […]
July 17th, 2010 by cj2003
Although not free software, Skype is found on many Linux installations. A couple of bugs in Debian testing prevents it from running properly. This guide supplies a workaround to get it working.
Nothing different about AMD64. Note that before doing sudo make install, you may wish to remove /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages directory especially if you have a previous installation of Python 32-bit system.
March 14th, 2010 by cj2003
This post shows you how to install the Adobe Flash Player, formerly known as the Macromedia Flash Player, on Debian systems
January 9th, 2010 by cj2003
A few people asked for my install notes for my new Debian Testing installs. I hope they are of use to someone
November 15th, 2009 by cj2003
I wanted to see Linux in action in 64 bits. It seems there are only a few choices, Ubuntu and Debian were the only distributions I found using 64 bit software. I thought I would give Debian a go first planning on installing Ubuntu afterwards.
August 30th, 2009 by cj2003
If you happen to own a SPARC64 box, you’ll probably already know that even if the kernel is 64bit the userland comes from the normal SPARC Debian port, so it’s 32bit. Mysql is no exception, with all the 32bit limitations – mainly the 4GB RAM per process limit.
August 19th, 2009 by cj2003
We have already seen how to create a debootstrap system and we also learned how to compile a 32-bit application (like Linux kernel) from within the debootstrap system in Debian Linux. In this post we will learn how to run X windows application from a “chroot” system.
As I already explained I use the eAccelerator packages from Andrew McMillan. Unfortunately he didn’t compile new packages for Debian Lenny. Therefore I took his work as starting point and compiled the packages for the latest Lenny updates for the amd64. The i386 packages will follow soon.
I tried 64 bit Debian about two years ago when it was very new, and decided that I should stay with 32 bit for the time being, but recently I have been in an organizing frenzy, and thought that instead of just reinstalling the 32 bit version I should try 64 bit again.
March 21st, 2009 by cj2003