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I want to download aptitude to build it from source on my 64bit machine.
It is a Thinkpad with a normal x86_64 CPU, nothing special.

The download page only has:

  • alpha
  • amd64
  • armel
  • armhf
  • hppa
  • hurd-i386
  • i386
  • ia64
  • kfreebsd-amd64
  • kfreebsd-i386
  • m68k
  • mips
  • mipsel
  • powerpc
  • powerpcspe
  • ppc64
  • s390
  • s390x
  • sh4
  • sparc
  • sparc64
  • x32

I find it hard to believe x86_64 is not available.
Am I missing something?

Note: I believe ia64 is for Itanium, so not for me.

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What you're looking for is called "amd64".
"ia64" it's Itanium, "i386" is 32bit Intel 386.
The 64bit architecture was originally developed by AMD, and then adopted by Intel.

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