How to make changes in system monitor source code for AMD 64 bit machine?

Asked by Sonali on 2011-03-10

I am working on AMD 64-bit machine. I got gnome-system-monitor source code for 32 bit.
 But couldn't find for 64 bit. Where can I get the gnome system monitor source code for such system. Can I modify it? If yes, how to make changes effective? Will you please guide me on automake and autoconf, if it is required for this.

Thanks.

-- Sonali

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

Have a look at this,

http://www.moosechips.com/2008/09/ubuntu-rebuild-a-source-package/

The source code for both the 32 and 64 bit versions is the same. It is mostly the compilation process (translating source to machine code) that determines whether any given chunk of source code is 64 or 32 bit. Some times there are assumptions built into the code too, but it is unlikely in a graphical program, such as the system monitor.

once you end up with your package, you can re-install the modified version. Note that updates might wipe your modification out by installing a newer version of the system monitor package automatically. You can either do something called repository "pinning", or you can disable updates entirely to stop this.

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