rebranding a i386 binary to be a amd64 binary

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Wed Oct 10 23:34:22 PDT 2007

On 10/11/07, Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
> Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> > Even though I know this is asking for it I want to test the new nVidia
> > driver on amd64 and the only issue with a hand compile (from nVidia's
> > tar not the ports one) is src/nv-kernel.o is branded elf-i386-32 and
> > amd64 wants it branded elf-amd64-64.  This file comes from them as a
> > precompiled object so rebranding seems to be my only option.
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> Uh it really is an i386 binary, "rebranding" won't magically change all
> the code.

All I want to do is make it compile so I can test it (like I said I
know it is inherently dangerous)

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