Is it possible to run i386 only, on a amd64 freebsd 7?

Christopher Joyner chris27wjoyner at
Tue Aug 19 15:02:20 UTC 2008

Christopher Joyner wrote:
> Is there some way of doing that?  Running i386 software on amd64 machine?

"Yes.  FreeBSD/amd64 contains a compatibility facility
for i386 binaries.  It should just work out of the box,
unless disabled explicitly."

"Best regards

Ok I see, I understand that I am able to run i386 software on my amd64 (Pentium D).

Because of the error message i386 only, how do I make it install?
Do I use a force switch?  
I am going to try some things after posting this.


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