Can I run a 32-bit jail (or software) on a 64-bit server?

Redd Vinylene reddvinylene at
Mon Dec 6 18:32:18 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:25 PM, Nerius Landys <nlandys at> wrote:

> I've had success running [at least some] 32 bit software on 64 bit
> FreeBSD without even using a jail.
> Do you have /usr/lib32 on your system?  This would get installed for
> example if you rebuild world/kernel following this:
> and if you don't inhibit the installation of /usr/lib32 by setting
> some conf file flag somewhere.
> There are probably other ways to "get" /usr/lib32 on your system, but
> I usually rebuild world to make it happen.

Hey man!

Matter of fact - yeah - I do have /usr/lib32. So that's all I need or do I
need to activate something in rc.conf or whatever?

Much obliged!

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