Actual benefits of amd64 over i386

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri May 13 05:45:18 PDT 2005

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 12:55:52PM -0700, Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 08:43:46PM +0100, Michael Hopkins wrote:
> > I have been suffering quite a bit of frustration recently with many ports
> > that I need being 'i386 only' and no straightforward fixes.  Maybe amd64
> > could be described as 'tier 1.5'  ;o)
> Look in the port's Makefile for the i386 only flag.  Remove it
> and trying building on amd64.  Many ports run fine, but the
> porter either does not have access to amd64 or the port simply
> has not been tested on amd64.

Make sure to submit PRs if you find any.

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