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    I was wondering if a pure 64 bit install could be done (Tumbleweed or Leap), by that I mean no 32 bit stuff at all. Is that possible, or even a good idea? Can anyone comment on the ramifications of running a "64 bit only" openSuse?
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    Default Re: Is a pure 64 bit system possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by erbenton View Post
    I was wondering if a pure 64 bit install could be done (Tumbleweed or Leap), by that I mean no 32 bit stuff at all. Is that possible, or even a good idea? Can anyone comment on the ramifications of running a "64 bit only" openSuse?
    First thing that comes to mind: Wine. It pulls in a lot of the x84_64 versions of 32bit compatible libs.
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    Default Re: Is a pure 64 bit system possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by erbenton View Post
    I was wondering if a pure 64 bit install could be done (Tumbleweed or Leap), by that I mean no 32 bit stuff at all.
    If you do a default install, you will get very little 64-bit.

    If you use BIOS booting, then "grub2" uses 32-bit code (and probably some older 16-bit code), because that's what the BIOS interface requires. If you are using UEFI booting, then that's likely all 64-bit code.

    I use an old program that I compiled in 2006. And it does not work on a fresh install until I add some 32-bit libraries.
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    Default Re: Is a pure 64 bit system possible?

    If you only use 64bit applications, then the only “-32bit” that you will probably need is “glibc-32bit”.
    It is simple to strip the others out, but some updates (recently Samba) may try to re-install them unless you specify “no-recommends”
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    Default Re: Is a pure 64 bit system possible?

    Hi
    On Tumbleweed I see;

    Code:
    zypper se *32bit | wc -l
    1912 (subtract 6 for headers) so 1906...
    
    zypper se -i *32bit
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    No matching items found.
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    Default Re: Is a pure 64 bit system possible?

    Code:
    zypper se -i *32bit|wc -l
    shows 93 on my tumbleweed (all of which came from recommends when installing other stuff)
    so, I just did this:
    Code:
    zypper remove *32bit
    and it proposes to remove all 93 PLUS nvidia-computeG05 and x11-video-nvidiaG05
    both of which are 64 bit and definitely needed
    I could tag those as protected but then that spirals down into a rat hole with the next update
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    Default Re: Is a pure 64 bit system possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by erbenton View Post
    Code:
    zypper se -i *32bit|wc -l
    shows 93 on my tumbleweed (all of which came from recommends when installing other stuff)
    so, I just did this:
    Code:
    zypper remove *32bit
    and it proposes to remove all 93 PLUS nvidia-computeG05 and x11-video-nvidiaG05
    both of which are 64 bit and definitely needed
    I could tag those as protected but then that spirals down into a rat hole with the next update
    Hi
    I have the nvidia drivers, but installed the hard way...

    I get rid of all the lang files as well as plymouth and lock...

    Code:
    rpm -qa *lang --qf "%{name}\n" | xargs zypper rm -u
    zypper rm libply* plymouth*
    zypper al *-lang libply* plymouth*
    mkinitrd
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