Posted Apr 15, 2004 1:32 UTC (Thu) by gabriel
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor goes 64-bit
When I built my Opteron box late last year, I decided to start with the Fedora Core 1 sources and cross-compile it myself. It was very educational and ultimately successful. But I really didn't like having /lib and /lib64; /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 etc. I'd rather have legacy libraries go in /lib32, and native 64 bit libraries go in the standard locations. I ended up compiling a pure 64-bit system with regular library paths. I'm not terribly concerned if this program or that loses 5% performance; I just wanted a 64-bit system I could put 16GB of ram in without running into the problems a 32-bit linux box has when you load it with that much memory.
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