acroread on the amd64

Kenneth Culver culverk at
Wed Nov 24 11:39:42 PST 2004

Quoting Chuck Robey <chuckr at>:

> I noticed that acroread is marked as being only for the i386 ... I have a
> question about that ... I'm a little new at running the amd64, but I
> thought that it was compatible (if it had the 32 bit libraries installed
> to support it) with i386, so I would have expected my amd64 machine to be
> ablel to run acroread with little trouble.  The port being marked
> as"ONLY_FOR_ARCHS", well, I considered, *possibly*, that the port author
> hadn't had the testing capability, and maybe it did too work on the amd64.
> Anyone have more detailed info about that?  Notice, I didn't mail to
> freeBSD-ports, I don't know how strict our mailing list filters are, I
> thought they'd probably kick me out if I tried to cross-post.

acroread is a linux binary. I'm not sure that 32 bit linux emulation works yet
on amd64... although I could be wrong.


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