XnView on FreeBSD 6.1 AMD64

Robert Krten root at parse.com
Sat Nov 4 14:08:28 UTC 2006

Torfinn Ingolfsen sez...
> On Fri, 03 Nov 2006 20:08:51 -0500 (EST)
> Robert Krten <root at parse.com> wrote:
> > I've been trying to get XnView (1.70) running on AMD64 with FreeBSD
> > 6.1 release.
> > 
> > The port is marked as "i386 only", but the author was surprised that
> > it wouldn't work on AMD64, and he suggested downloading the
> > executable and running it to see what happens.
> This is a binary port, so its hard to "do" something with it if it
> doesn't work. :-)
> Looking at the port and the web page, it looks like the FreeBSD version
> is compiled for FreeBSD 5.x.
> I guess that implies that the compat5x-i386 port is needed, and I don't
> know if that can be made to run under amd64.

I downloaded misc/compat5x and it helpfully chose the -amd64 version :-/

> Perhaps you could ask the author to compile a version for FreeBSD 6 /
> amd64?

Done.  I'll report back here if he agrees so that others can use the port.


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