On Wed, 26 Aug 2015, Alec Ten Harmsel wrote: > The main benefit is reduced compile times for some packages since I only > compile the 64-bit versions, less stuff on the filesystem, etc. If you > do not run any applications that use a 32-bit version of a library, that > library is taking up disk space and compile time, but is never used.
The multilib profiles do not enable ABI_X86="32" by default so the default setup is to only build the 64-bit versions of everything. These profiles give you the _option_ to build both 32-bit and 64-bit things. The only things multilib by default on a multlib profile are pretty much glibc and gcc. > I also am a bit of a purist, and just run no-multilib because it is > emotionally satisfying. The above reasons would make emotional satisfaction and purity the only reasons to go down this road. Doesn't mean they're not valid :)