On Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:22:45 +0100
"Tóth Attila" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have two hardened gentoo systems I'm running for many years now.
> I've installed the personal server in 2004. The laptop started in
> 2005. Now the time has come, to change to 64bit. I can't circumwent
> it. You know it means I'm rolling these systems for many years
> without the need to reinstall! The server would just go to primary
> school now as a human being... I must say: hardened rocks!
> First I'll perform an install for the laptop. Later I'll go on with
> the server, when it'll get upgraded...
> I see some hardened stage3s from 2011 June on the mirrors. Should I
> start with them or rather convert a normal install? Are there any
> more recent hardened stages available online?
> I will run a proprietary Linux software, which is still a 32bit
> binary. The software is statically linked, so it needs no other
> libraries at all. All other softwares I plan to run are 64bit
> (including libreoffice and firefox). What would you suggest? May I
> aim for a no-multilib install? Should I still go for regular multilib
> setup? Is it enough to enable 32bit compatibility for the kernel and
> let the whole system be 64bit otherwise? Are there any known serious
> obstacles with no-multilib?
> Thank you for sharing your opinion:
If it is just the one program, I would install a 32bit chroot
(something I still need to do myself for similar reasons)