Is there a way to change an i386 RHEL4 machine to run an amd64 kernel, but ensure that it still builds software into same i386 binaries?
On Debian this seems quite straightforward: just install an amd64 kernel (worst case, build one like this guy:
http://www.debian-administration.org/users/jonesy/weblog/1) and prefix everything with "linux32". Then everything that considers
uname -m will be unchanged, I just need to handle the few cases that consider
What is the Red Hat equivalent? Is the only way a full 64-bit installation on another disk and then chrooting back to the 32-bit system before anyone builds anything? (Even the best examples of that seem to be Debian-based.)
Background: We make a large system that runs on (a variant of) i386 RHEL4. However, some of the larger RHEL build machines now have enough RAM that they might benefit from going 64-bit (for the kernel and maybe some of the bigger build steps). Our build system doesn't support cross-compilation.