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

Devin Teske dteske at
Mon Dec 6 20:19:30 UTC 2010

I wrote a utility (attached) to make the process really fast and easy:

jail_build(8): Build FreeBSD jails from binary distributions

Here's a simple howto:

Step 1: Create a landing zone for your binary distribution (jail_build(8) looks in `/usr/repos' for binary distributions)...

sudo mkdir -p /usr/repos
sudo cd /usr/repos

Step 2: Download one or more binary FreeBSD distributions (any version, any platform)...

wget -r

Step 3: Download jail_build(8)...

mv jail_build.txt jail_build
chmod +x jail_build

Step 4: Build your jail(s)...


(full sig at bottom)

P.S. Feedback welcome.

On Dec 6, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Redd Vinylene wrote:

> How do I create a 32-bit jail on a 64-bit machine then?
> did not tell me much.
> Thanks!
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