[asterisk-dev] H323 64 bit Nightmare

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Thu May 22 14:33:32 CDT 2008

Maxim Sobolev wrote:

> In fact the opposite 
> is true - as long as you use modern development environment (i.e. modern 
> compiler, modern binutils, modern system libs) the risk of running into 
> some kind of issue with popular applications is pretty slim.

I wholeheartedly concur, as regards "popular applications."

The problem strikes the moment you try to use some unpopular 
applications that aren't officially distro-supported, require extensive 
from-source compilation and installation, or are released as dynamically 
linked binary packages.

Ever tried to get certain flavours of Oracle to work on 64-bit?  It 
requires a compat version of legacy libstdc++ that does not exist on 
Gentoo or Redhat-derived distros, and I didn't get a chance to try it 
with any others before the client gave up and said, no, we're going back 
to 32-bit.  Good decision, I think.

Alex Balashov
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