i386_set_ldt and wine on AMD64

Nathan Whitehorn nathanw at uchicago.edu
Sat Dec 30 19:01:06 PST 2006

It builds, but has interesting bugs. We use it on a printing system  
that processes 4000 jobs a day, and so even rare problems show up  
fast. GNU Ghostscript, on amd64, turns some fonts into chinese  
characters on some documents, GPL Ghostscript occasionally makes them  
1 pt high, and AFPL ghostscript seg faults at random. On i386, all  
these problems go away.

On Dec 30, 2006, at 9:35 PM, Mike Meyer wrote:

> In <3AE0FE6A-EA8A-44A0-98A5-E2D7E28BC38A at uchicago.edu>, Nathan  
> Whitehorn <nathanw at uchicago.edu> typed:
>> One thing you can do (I had to do this for ghostscript, which is
>> broken on amd64)
> No, it isn't:
> bhuda% file /usr/opt/bin/gs
> /usr/opt/bin/gs: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1  
> (FreeBSD), for FreeBSD 6.1 (601104), dynamically linked (uses  
> shared libs), for FreeBSD 6.1 (601104), stripped
> bhuda% pkg_info -W /usr/opt/bin/gs
> /usr/opt/bin/gs was installed by package ghostscript-gnu-7.07_15
> I'm mostly using it as a printer driver, but ghostview hasn't given me
> any problems either.
> Maybe one of the dependencies that my options didn't pick up that
> yours did is broken. Or maybe you tried one of other ghostscript ports
> instead. Or maybe you tried it when the port was broken (that got me
> with openoffice - the tarball the port grabbed by default was
> corrupt). But ghostscript has always built on amd64 with no problems
> for me.
> 	<mike
> -- 
> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
> Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more  
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