Kubuntu x64

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 13 20:41:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 01:00:31AM -0400, Rajinder Yadav wrote:
> thanks for the feedback. As a precaution I have decided to make
> Fedora11 x32 my main Linux development OS for now. Although fedora11
> upgrades keep crapping out for me!
> I looked into Kubuntu x64 as a way to stay on top of Linux 64bit
> development, but I have to admit it will only server as OS I use to
> learn about 64bit C++ development.
> I was planning on upping the anti about developing a Linux from
> scratch by using the 64bit Linux to cross compile for a 32bit Linux. I
> will have to come back to this once I get a good feel for doing things
> in the 32bit environment =)

Cross compiling is pretty much a pain in the ass.

Now you can simply create a 32bit chroot environment for compiling for
32bit systems and run them using 'linux32 chroot'  That way an
amd64/x86_64 system appears as an i686 to the software being compiled.

Len Sorensen
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