ELF32 (i386) binaries on amd64 -- any forecast?

Tim Robbins tjr at freebsd.org
Fri Jul 23 18:20:16 PDT 2004

On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 06:51:51PM -0500, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> While attempting to run binaries compiled on my old 32-bit Athlon box
> for i386 FreeBSD, I ran head-on, of course, into the problem of having
> no loader for ELF32 on amd64.  Is there currently any work in progress
> on this?  Will we eventually see full "COMPAT32" support come to pass?
> What is the intended functionality of the "COMPAT_IA32" option, and how
> does one use it, exactly?  Is it actually functional at present?
> This would be such an enormously useful capability to have, I'm sure
> I'm not the only one with more than a passing interest.

You need to run /usr/src/tools/lib32/build32.sh with cwd set to /usr/src
to build the 32-bit loader & basic libraries.

It works. :-)


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