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

Palle Girgensohn girgen at
Tue Mar 11 00:07:22 UTC 2008

--On måndag, må 10 mar 2008 21.45.44 +0000 "Bjoern A. Zeeb" 
<bzeeb-lists at> wrote:

> 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...

Well, it is win32codecs, those are windows binaries... I reckon they are 
the last ports on earth to work on 64 bits, they don't build, they are 


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