FreeBSD/amd64: is Linux 32-bit or 64-bit?

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Dec 12 20:44:17 PST 2005

On Dec 12, 2005, at 6:32 PM, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:57:44 -0500
> John Baldwin <jhb at> wrote:
>> On Sunday 11 December 2005 02:37 pm, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>>> This last part seems to say that linux on this machine is 32-bit?
>>> What is the correct answer?
>> It runs Linux/i386 (i.e. 32-bit) binaries only currently.
> Ok. So 8in theory at least) a Linux/i386 web browser plugin for Java
> should work with a Linux/i386 webbrowser.
> Will it work with a native web browser as well?

Well, it might work with a FreeBSD/i386 webbrowser if you use  
something like the pluginwrapper port, although I'm not sure how ld- interacts with libmap (does it use /etc/libmap.conf or a  
separate /etc/libmap32.conf?).  I'm fairly certain you can't use  
Linux/i386 plugins with a FreeBSD/amd64 browser however.

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