Build on one CPU, run on different ones? (AMD, VIA, Intel)

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sun Feb 26 12:54:44 PST 2006

In the last episode (Feb 26), Chris Shenton said:
> I've got a variety of boxes around the house which all share
> /usr/local and /usr/X11 binaries, libraries and such.  These boxes
> are of different vintages ranging from an ancient P60 to a new
> Pentium D, but also an older AMD K6 cpu and a VIA EPIA.
> My main NFS server is a 4-year old Intel and isn't the fastest for
> building World or large ports.  If I build on the new Pentium D box,
> will the binaries run on the other systems? Or are there some
> compatibility issues?

As long as you haven't set any -march= flags in make.conf, the binaries
should run fine on any x86 cpu.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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