[Beowulf] 32 bit or 64bit pkgs re /usr/local over NFS is okay, Joe

Jon Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 03:31:13 PDT 2008

do u happen to have gtalk by any chance. i downloaded the 64bit version of
kubuntu. i think the kernel is a 64bit kernel but i suspect that the pre
pkged debians arent or might not be?

On 7/7/08, Carsten Aulbert <carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de> wrote:
> Jon Aquilina wrote:
> > so what your telling me to make sure im running 64bit bins is to check
> > the /usr/bin. if im not im best compiling from source?
> Well other possiblities are:
> look at the output of uname -a
> if you get i686 you are running a 32bit kernel if the output contains
> x64_64 you are running a 64 bit kernel (sometimes uname -m tells you the
> same).
> For Debian/*buntu: see if you can install ia32 packages. These are
> compatibility packages to run 32bit binaries under 64bit systems.
> Obviously those are not needed on 32bit systems and hence not available
> - as far as I know.
> Carsten

Jonathan Aquilina
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