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

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at cox.net
Fri Jul 23 19:14:25 PDT 2004

On 24-Jul-2004 Tim Robbins wrote:
> 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. :-)

Cool!  Thanks!

Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> -- "In Unix veritas"

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