• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Jj Roberts
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
Bartenders:
  • Himai Minh
  • Carey Brown
  • salvin francis

Installing Software (32 vs 64)

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
As per my vague understanding Leopard is a 32 bit OS although my Macbook is a 64 bit machine. So when I go to download and install software, for example MySQL, am I targeting the OS or the hardware? MySQL provides a 32bit and a 64bit binary for OSX on Intel hardware.

Thanks.

 
Bartender
Posts: 4121
IntelliJ IDE Spring Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Leopard (OS X 10.5) is 64-bit. To make sure your machine can run in 64-bit click the Apple icon in the top left corner and select 'About this Mac' to make sure OS X 10.5 is installed and your processor is a Core 2 Duo (Intel) or G5 (PPC). If both of these are there, you can run 64-bit applications.
 
Gregg Bolinger
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Nathan Pruett wrote:Leopard (OS X 10.5) is 64-bit. To make sure your machine can run in 64-bit click the Apple icon in the top left corner and select 'About this Mac' to make sure OS X 10.5 is installed and your processor is a Core 2 Duo (Intel) or G5 (PPC). If both of these are there, you can run 64-bit applications.



Thanks. I do have 10.5 and Core 2 Duo so I should be good. I'm going to have to find the resource that says 10.5 is a 32 bit OS.
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
hi there,

to be precise : currently 10.5 hosts 32bit and 64bit applications on top of a 32bit kernel
 
Gregg Bolinger
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Stephan Norwood wrote:hi there,

to be precise : currently 10.5 hosts 32bit and 64bit applications on top of a 32bit kernel



That's what I had read. So I wasn't totally crazy. Thanks.
 
Listen. That's my theme music. That's how I know I'm a super hero. That, and this tiny ad told me:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
https://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic