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28th July 2004, 10:21 PM
ok i'm running FC2 x86_64 on an Athlon64. (ok so far) :cool:
question: if i were to install a software, and the only options available were i386,i586,and i686 (no x86_64 and in rpm format) which would be best?
and if there were an option for a source binary instead, would i be better off using that instead? coz i heard that i could get a source binary, then recompile it for x86_64 or something...
some help plz, guys :p
plz b patient, i'm new to this 64bit linux thing... :o
29th July 2004, 12:54 AM
Please don't use leet-speak, the word is Newbie.
Not a lot of people own x86_64 computers yet, and most of the third party repositories don't have packages built for x86_64 yet.
Livna.org and fedora.us are working on getting x86_64 packages, Livna officially supports x86_64. If any of you x86_64 using people have a good yum.conf that would be great.
I think you have ro rebuild packages if you can't find prebuilt. But check livna.org and fedora.us first, they might just have what you're looking for.
31st July 2004, 04:17 AM
try these for start
name= Livna repository for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
name= Duke repository for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
name= DAG repository for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
name= Freshrpms (dag) repository for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
1st August 2004, 06:51 AM
Get the source binary and try to follow the instructions here: http://www.linuxtx.org/amd64faq.html for compiling it.
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