Ports and 64-bit Processors

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Aug 30 08:23:40 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 08:48:24PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >
> > 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 
> mode.

As long as you also copy the 32-bit libraries that they need!

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