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[REBOL] Re: rebol 3 => 64 Bit problems

From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 12-Feb-2009 13:10

On Thursday 12 February 2009, Andreas Bolka wrote:
> Excerpts from Tim Johnson's message of Thu Feb 12 18:02:56 +0100 2009: > > A 64-bit rebol 2 should have been built long ago. If but a few server > > farms start converting to 64-bit and rebol binaries become inoperable, > > there will be such a stink that rebol3 will never overcome. > > I have REBOL 2 running on several 64-bit machines: > > $ uname -m > x86_64 > > $ file `which rebol` > /usr/local/bin/rebol: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, > version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, dynamically linked (uses > shared libs), stripped > > $ rebol -qw --do 'print system/version' > > > So I don't really see what's becoming "inoperable" here? Neither Linux > nor Windows has any troubles running "legacy" 32-bit executables on > 64-bit systems, if necessary. On some Linux systems, you have to take > some care (e.g. make sure the "ia32-libs" package is installed on > Ubuntu), but generally that's not an issue.
Rebol certainly was inoperable on my 64-bit kubuntu. I do believe that I looked at ia32-libs but don't remember and can't reproduce, since I went back to 32-bit OS. It would be interesting to see what Mario has to say about your advice. That's really not the point though. Rebol should take this on proactively, and publish a solution. That might even give rebol an edge on others. Tim