Ports and 64-bit Processors

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Fri Aug 29 18:48:30 UTC 2008

> AFAIK, it is not as much a question of ports being broken, but there are
> some ports that have 'ONLY_FOR_ARCHS=i386' set, e.g. because they are
> binary-only ports (e.g. flash plugin, nvidia driver) or because they
> contain i386 assembly code or because the code contains assumptions that
> are true on i386 but not on amd64 (like the size of a pointer being
> equal to the size of an integer).

you may just copy binaries onto amd64 system and they will work in 32-bit 

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