Is it safe to modify a port's makefile

Caleb Stein caleb.stein at
Tue Jul 6 02:55:15 UTC 2010

Thank you, just the kind of answer I was looking for.  Now is the  
opportunity for a more detailed answer.  After reading that page, it  
seemed like those instructions would either install i386 over amd64, or  
make your amd64 think it's i386.  Now, I may be wrong, but I sure don't  
want my amd64 turning into or thinking it's an i386.
On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 19:51:11 -0700, Jonathan Chen <jonc at> wrote:

> 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:

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