running 32-bit mplayer (win32codecs) on FreeBSD-7.0-amd64

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
Mon Mar 10 22:14:09 UTC 2008

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, Palle Girgensohn wrote:

> I've found some discussions about how to use a jail to build 32-bit ports on 
> amd64, bu my need is simpler, I just need to be able to run win32codecs on an 
> amd64 machine. Do I need to
> 1. build the relevant package chain on a i386 machine with the same major 
> FreeBSD version, using LOCALBASE=/something-32
> 2. install the packages on the amd64 machine, in a separate root 
> /something-32
> 3. set up ldconfig32_paths on the amd64 machine
> 4. just run the binary from the /something-32/path
> and hopefully it will work?

So basically what I would try first...

just build everything natively on amd64.

If the (one specific) port refuses to build on amd64 comment out the
ONLY_FOR_ARCHS= i386 and simply build and install it. It might just work...

Bjoern A. Zeeb                                 bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT
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