Cross building ports

Daniel Bye daniel.bye at
Fri May 14 06:53:32 PDT 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 02:45:52AM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > Rats!  That's what I was afraid of.  Will have to see if I can get my 
> > hands on an i386 package builder...
> You can always just download the prebuilt packages from the ftp site..
> If you really want to use your amd64 machine to build i386 packages,
> you can boot it in i386 mode (i.e. install a partition with a copy of
> FreeBSD/i386) and use that to build them.

Yep, could do.  However, we need certain customisations for several
packages, which makes it impractical in our case.  I have an i386 machine I
can put to good use to build packages, so a solution is in sight.

Thanks for your time,


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