newby AMD-64 port compiling questions

Brooks Davis brooks at
Wed Sep 29 17:37:16 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 05:35:17PM -0700, Rob wrote:
> I know on Windoze, i386 and 64 bit applications are supposed to coexist.
> Is this true on FreeBSD?

You can run 32-bit and 64-bit applications on the same machine.

> If so, is the port collection set up so that known problem 64bit ports 
> only compile under i386?

No.  Our goal is to primairly support native applictions without too
much mixing.

> How do I know whether a port or binary is i386 or 64 bit?  with the port 
> I suppose the Makefile would tell me
> Is there a switch that will allow me to choose either i386 or 64 bit 
> when compiling a port?

This might be a useful thing, but it isn't something we support today.

-- Brooks

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