Is it safe to modify a port's makefile

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Tue Jul 6 02:51:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 07:43:24PM -0700, Caleb Stein wrote:
> I asked this question a while ago, and I received a few confusing  
> answers.  Here is my question again:  The Wine port will only build on  
> i386.  I have amd64.  I want to install Wine.  Is it safe to modify  
> Makefile to allow it to build on amd64?
> Please, just answer yes or no.

Yes you can try, but it won't work. You'll hit a point where it will
complain about an illegal assembler instruction.

What will work is detailed at:
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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