grub port question
Willem Jan Withagen
wjw at withagen.nl
Thu Sep 30 14:24:11 PDT 2004
> Peter Wemm wrote:
>> On Thursday 30 September 2004 10:03 am, Rob wrote:
>>> I was going to try to use grub for booting from my multidisk system,
>>> as I was told that the bootup process is done in i386, then it is
>>> transfered to 64 bit mode. So grub works OK. But last nite I tried
>>> to install grub from ports and got the message immediately
>>> (paraphrasing) "that I could not compile a 32 bit application on a 64
>>> bit OS."
>>> So now I'm really confused LOL.
>> In a nutshell, the toolchain has various flags/switches to control
>> its operating mode. For example, gcc has -m32 and -m64. The catch
>> is that we do not install the 32 bit version of the include files
>> yet. And you have to use tools/lib32/build32.sh to build the 32 bit
>> libraries. The rest of the toolchain has various mode switches. eg:
>> as --32 etc. gcc could be slightly tweaked to use the correct
>> include and library paths, but for now it needs horrible -I and -L
>> However, the port problem is that it doesn't know any of these magic
>> options. I hate to say it, but the easiest thing is probably to just
>> fetch the i386 package for now. If pkg_add won't do it, then it
>> should be possible to extract the tarball by hand and do the deed.
>> Not pretty, I know.
This was probably due to the cryptic information I mailed.
I should have mentioned that you need to compile it on the i386
platform, which is also the location where I installed it.
This all under the assumption that you would also like to install a
FreeBSD-i386, like I did.
Sorry for the misinformation.
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