Is it safe to modify a port's makefile

Caleb Stein caleb.stein at
Tue Jul 6 03:13:57 UTC 2010

Ok, thanks for the information.  Actually after reading more of the page,  
I just found the unmaintained Wine for amd64 FreeBSD.
On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 20:12:47 -0700, Jonathan Chen <jonc at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 07:54:45PM -0700, Caleb Stein wrote:
>> 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.
> The instructions are for building wine/i386 on a amd64 environment.
> You will end up with i386 binaries, but the base will be under
> /compat/i386. Provided your kernel has COMPAT_FREEBSD32, it will be
> able to run wine/i386 in /compat/i386/usr/local/bin.
> All your amd64 binaries will still be there from / downwards.
> Cheers.

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