State of linux emulation under AMD64 (eg Opteron)?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Wed Feb 11 09:28:18 PST 2004

On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 11:34:52AM +0100, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Holger Kipp wrote:
> > is it planned to have either 32-bit and/or 64-bit Linux Emulation
> > available for AMD64 in the near future or to offer a general 32-bit
> > 'Emulation' to run binaries compiled for 32-bit x86?
> Near future is apparently "once Peter &| David have the time." First on
> the list of priorities is getting 32-bit FreeBSD binaries to work. This is
> apparently close, but no cigar (and I might add that even 64-bit with
> threading is now very rough again). Getting Linux stuff to work is still
> much farther off.

Some 32-bit binaries do run, just not all of them.  I've been using the
i386 p4 binary as my primary update mechanism on my amd64 test box.

-- Brooks

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