Linking amd64 binary with a 32-bit linux library

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Aug 7 20:28:31 UTC 2008

In the last episode (Aug 07), Maxim Khitrov said:
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
> > Maxim Khitrov wrote:
> >> I take it that this happens because is a linux binary,
> >> but is there any way to do what I'm after?
> >
> > You can't mix and match Linux and FreeBSD code in the same binary.
> > You will have to make a completely Linux binary, either by
> > compiling on a Linux system, or by installing a Linux toolchain
> > into a chroot and building there.
> I thought so. In that case, if I need to have this library loaded by
> mod_ruby, and mod_ruby loaded by apache, I take it that I will have
> to recompile all of these as linux binaries if I want to interface
> with matlab? I guess I should have thought about this first. :-\

You'll have to build a Linux ruby, but you can use FastCGI (or an
equivalent system) to run your CGIs in a separate process, so you can
still run a native apache.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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