linux- ports on amd64

Astrodog astrodog at
Sat Apr 9 11:29:00 PDT 2005

On Apr 9, 2005 10:37 AM, Mikhail Teterin <mi at> wrote:
> Hello!
> linux_base-8 installed without a hitch, but linux-gtk2 and
> its dependencies kept complaining about amd64. I had to patch
> them all with
> -ONLY_FOR_ARCHS=        i386
> +ONLY_FOR_ARCHS=        i386 amd64
> and rename distinfo.i386 back into distinfo for the time being.
> linux-jpeg was a special case, requiring the following patch:
> -RPM_SET=       libjpeg-6b-15.${MACHINE_ARCH}.rpm
> +RPM_SET=       libjpeg-6b-15.${MACHINE_ARCH:S/amd64/i386/}.rpm
> As a result linux-firefox installed and is usable.
> Is this problem just an oversight or was there a conscientious decision
> to limit these ports to i386, when amd64 is also perfectly capable to
> use them?
>         -mi
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This is an issue I'm currently trying to come up with a more systemic
solution for. It gets uglier once you have system, and compat rpms.
Anyone have any thoughts on a "long term" solution for this?

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