[REBOL] Re: rebol 3 => 64 Bit problems
From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 11-Feb-2009 15:16
I'm Cc'ing this reply to the rebol mailing list, because
frankly, the lack of concern showed regarding this issue
is disturbing and the rebol community should have this
stuck in their face......
On Wednesday 11 February 2009, you wrote:
> I've followed your description of running the Rebol on 64-bit Linux,
> but couldn't make it happen due to my insufficient understanding.
> > libm.so.6 => l1bm.so.6
> > libc.so.6 => l1bc.so.6
> > ld-linux.so.2 => ld-l1nux.so.2
> > and made copies of the shared objects with those name changes, ported all
> > to the ubuntu machine and I have rebol running.
You can try getting a copy of 32-bit libm.so.6, renaming it to l1bm.so.6
and putting in the same directory (presumable /lib) - then do the same for
libc.so.6 and ld-l1nux.so.2. So now you have
/l1bm.so.6, /l1bc.so.6, ld-l1nux.so.2
Does that make it clearer.
> I did correct the paths using the vim -b mode, but then I didn't
> understand the shared objects and porting. Anyway, the question I have
> is whether it is possible to have a Rebol 276 running on a Debian
> 64-bit (Lenny) platform and how can I achieve this?
I ended up going back to 32-bit ubuntu. I had more problems than just
with rebol. Even if you get this working, you may still have dns problems.
IOWS: You might not be able to do read http://www.rebol.com but
you would have to do read http://126.96.36.199
> I also tried to
> use the Alpha version of it R3, but I guess it's the same problem. The
> last option for me is to downgrade the system to 32-bit.
And that's even more disturbing. Sorry to sound so grouchy here - I'm
not usually this way, but I think that this is an issue being swept under
a rug and it won't go away, it could really cause a major public relations
disaster for RT.
Let me know how it goes. Please continue to CC to the ML so that this
issue becomes better know.