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Re: 64 bit applications
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:07:14 -0400
- Subject: Re: 64 bit applications
- References: <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 03:57:58PM +0400, Andrew P. wrote:
> Dear Sir!
>I didn't find on FAQ and mailing list the answer on question:
>Is it possible to compile from sources for x86_64 architecture (and will
>it be the default architecture) and then run this application via cygwin
>installation from cygwin.lilengine.com with all products selected under
>Windows XP x 64 Edition (and under win32)?
No, it's not possible currently. The Cygwin dll and all of the binaries
in the distribution are 32-bit.
>If not, then how is it possible to do?
If you don't need the POSIX layer that Cygwin provides then google for
mingw64. That is a native toolchain which produces 64-bit binaries.
Otherwise, I'm afraid you're out of luck unless you can fund development
of a 64-bit Cygwin.
>And will be this cygwin installation work on another PC by simple folder
>copy (and, for example, from win32 to win64)?
Barring any running services, yes. If you are running a service like
openssh then you need to reconfigure the other PC. But it's still
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