cross-building ports

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Jan 13 13:37:47 PST 2005

On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 01:27:17PM -0800, Jonathan Dama wrote:
> Thanks for clarifying that I wasn't just missing the
> obvious.  I suppose that's not surprising given all the
> complicated things some builds do to configure themselves
> based on testing the environment.
> What about the "simple" case of building ia32 on an amd64
> host?  (Assuming WITH_LIB32 has been set in make.conf)
> I have the impression that amd64 has been setup with an 
> eye toward running a pure amd64 setup, but one of the
> principle benefits of amd64 is it's support for i386
> binaries and libraries...
> It would be nice (and probably easier on many ports) if the
> system was geared to have more ia32 centric userland--which
> I might add is the tradition for mang 64-bit OSs.  Having my
> 64-bit ls is great and all, but really unnecessary +
> wasteful.
> Are these sorts of changes in the pipeline or?

I don't believe anyone is working on it, but you can always just use
precompiled packages.

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