[arch-general] gcc -m64

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Fri Nov 6 20:13:25 EST 2009

Ciprian Dorin, Craciun wrote:
>     Hello all!
>     I have ArchLinux i686 version, but I'm trying to compile an x86_64
> kernel... And you've guessed... Not supported by the ArchLinux stock
> gcc / binutils...
>     I've done the "raining" dance, by trying to compile my own gcc /
> binutils, but it didn't "rain" (I mean it didn't work)... Any
> pointers?
>     Thanks,
>     Ciprian.
>     P.S.: Is there any good reason for which there isn't even a
> separate package of gcc that is able to do this? (I've read the bug
> from one year ago, but no good reason was specified...)
>     P.P.S.: I'm missing Debian...
Arch users generally prefer a clean 32bit/64bit chroot to a "dirty" 
system and have therefore developed tools to make chroot creation really 
convenient. You should try it too - get the devtools and try "mkarchroot".

-- Sven-Hendrik

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