[plug] AMD64 Debian Box3N :D

Daniel Foote freefoote at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 11:12:56 WST 2005

> Why the chroot? SuSE supports both 32- and 64-bit applications
> "transparently" on the same root.
> There are some shennanigans with lib/lib64 etc. but it works quite
> smoothly in mixed mode.

Debian is a little more complicated than that. They are working on a
"multiarch" solution that will fix all this up. However, for the
moment, there is not a lib64 on debian - they are all still lib. Which
makes lots of this stuff a bit harder.

(Including installing 64-bit NVidia drivers from the NVidia installer.
It expects to install to lib64, too. Some symlinking fixed that one).

The chroot is not that bad - there are instructions in the AMD64 howto
that specify a shell script that you can put in that makes starting
things in the chroot very transparent. Add a few bind mounts (or
alternately, a rbind mount, when I can get that to work automatically)
and you're away.

I know it's not ideal. But it works for me, and solves my problems.


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