Compiling and running 32-bit Python on 64-bit server?
Martin v. Loewis
martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Feb 20 20:18:05 CET 2010
> How one could create 32-bit Python run-time enviroment, preferable
> virtualenv, on 64-bit Linux (VPS), reducing memory usage?
I'd install a 32-bit Linux on the hardware, and install a bigmem kernel
if it has more than 3GB of main memory.
> I assume this involves having lib32 libs and compiling Python with
> some magical switches.
The precise set of packages that you will need depends on the specific
Linux distribution. Check whether "gcc -m32" can build a hello-world
program. Then, set CC to "gcc -m32", and follow the build instructions
in Python's README file.
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