skype replacement

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Fri Mar 30 09:14:15 UTC 2007

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 23:01:29 -0700 Andriy Babiy wrote:

> > > Since skype requires some i386 binary, it doesn't build on amd64.
> >
> > Where did you manage to get the sources?
> > Why didn't you give a try to use the port (/usr/ports/net/skype)?
> > It works just fine at amd64 (COMPAT_IA32 and COMPAT_LINUX32
> > should be used for kernel configuration).

> Thank you. I didn't know about those parameters. I'll give it a try. 

Well, there are the defaults and are presented at the GENERIC kernel.

> Perhaps, if I add the parameters to the kernel configuration, 
> linuxflashplugin will build on amd64 too?

Yes, it should work.

> Can it be applied to the kernel modules? I have an intergrated network card 
> from Marvell. They provide i386 binary module only. Is it assumed to be 
> working if I indicate these parameters; however I think they're helpless 
> in this case.

Are you sure that your network card adapter is not supported? Did you
ask (if you run -stable) at the freebsd-stable@ about this network

To answer your question. The default (GENERIC) kernel should use i386
binaries, can't say about kernel modules though.

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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