[arch-general] gcc -m64

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 05:04:36 EST 2009

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:14 AM, Ciprian Dorin, Craciun
<ciprian.craciun at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 3:13 AM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
>> 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
>    About the reason I've read it and somehow understood it. Also
> mkarchroot is quite nice (in fact the reason I'm struggling with
> kernel compilation is for a Vserver deployment)...
>    But back to the problem at hand: I cannot use a chrooted Linux,
> because in order to use x86_64 packages I need a x86_64 enabled kernel
> on my laptop (which I don't). So actually I need to cross-compile the
> kernel.
>    Now I've seen that in the default repository we have gcc for
> crosscompiling for arm. Why not one for x86_64?
>    Anyway thanks for the pointer of mkarchroot! (It would help me in
> deployment of virtual servers.)
>    Ciprian.

Why do you want to build the kernel ? Arch already provides it ! All
packages are provided in both i686 and x86_64


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