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Provide 64bit Linux binaries

Andreas Pakulat-2
Hi,

I know this has been raised in the past, but I don't think the arguments for not providing the binaries are strong enough to warrant the hassle a cmake user has to go through to run the 32bit binaries on a 64bit Linux distribution.

I think requiring users to figure out how to install 32bit compat libraries and keeping a copy of at least libc on the machine for no other purpose than running cmake does not really fit the intention of providing binaries in the first place. As far as I understand the idea was to make it easier for people who cannot upgrade a package-manager-provided CMake (for whatever reason) to use a newer CMake. Requiring those people to build from source does not really make it easy and not all distributions install 32bit compat libraries out of the box (let alone older machines which have no such compat libs at all)

So can we please get 64bit Linux binaries for the next CMake release?

Andreas

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Re: Provide 64bit Linux binaries

Magnus Therning
On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 01:56:22PM +0100, Andreas Pakulat wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I know this has been raised in the past, but I don't think the
> arguments for not providing the binaries are strong enough to
> warrant the hassle a cmake user has to go through to run the 32bit
> binaries on a 64bit Linux distribution.
>
> I think requiring users to figure out how to install 32bit compat
> libraries and keeping a copy of at least libc on the machine for no
> other purpose than running cmake does not really fit the intention
> of providing binaries in the first place. As far as I understand the
> idea was to make it easier for people who cannot upgrade a
> package-manager-provided CMake (for whatever reason) to use a newer
> CMake. Requiring those people to build from source does not really
> make it easy and not all distributions install 32bit compat
> libraries out of the box (let alone older machines which have no
> such compat libs at all)
>
> So can we please get 64bit Linux binaries for the next CMake
> release?
What 64-bit Linux distribution, that doesn't package CMake, do you
use?

/M

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Re: Provide 64bit Linux binaries

Bill Hoffman
On 1/8/2014 4:07 PM, Magnus Therning wrote:
> What 64-bit Linux distribution, that doesn't package CMake, do you
> use?
Still it is not a bad idea to provide them since 32 bit is now mostly a
compatibility thing.  It maybe that a distro does not provide the most
recent version or a user does not have root or sudo access on the
machine.   I will look into creating 64 bit binaries.

Thanks.

-Bill

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Re: Provide 64bit Linux binaries

Andreas Pakulat-2
In reply to this post by Magnus Therning
Hi,

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Magnus Therning <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 01:56:22PM +0100, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I know this has been raised in the past, but I don't think the
> arguments for not providing the binaries are strong enough to
> warrant the hassle a cmake user has to go through to run the 32bit
> binaries on a 64bit Linux distribution.
>
> I think requiring users to figure out how to install 32bit compat
> libraries and keeping a copy of at least libc on the machine for no
> other purpose than running cmake does not really fit the intention
> of providing binaries in the first place. As far as I understand the
> idea was to make it easier for people who cannot upgrade a
> package-manager-provided CMake (for whatever reason) to use a newer
> CMake. Requiring those people to build from source does not really
> make it easy and not all distributions install 32bit compat
> libraries out of the box (let alone older machines which have no
> such compat libs at all)
>
> So can we please get 64bit Linux binaries for the next CMake
> release?

What 64-bit Linux distribution, that doesn't package CMake, do you
use?

I did not say there is no CMake package, the point I'm trying to make is that if someone wants or needs a newer CMake release than his Distro provides this is not as easy as it should be for a 64Bit Linux system (that does not yet have 32bit compat libs installed).

Andreas

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