Hardware: amd64, os: FreeBSD/amd64 and ...?

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Mar 21 15:37:54 PST 2005

On Mar 21, 2005, at 5:39 PM, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> Would I gain anything by running FreeBSD/i386 (on another slice) on 
> this
> machine?

Some software doesn't work or isn't entirely reliable on a 64-bit 
platform yet; such would run better on the 32-bit x86 version.

> Do most of the ports work on amd64?
> Are there any other caveats?

Most of the ports work fine on AMD64, but there are some caveats with 
some of the bigger and more complex ones (things like Java, Linux 
binary emulation, undoubtedly others).

Consider the output of:

	find /usr/ports -name Makefile -exec grep -l 'BROKEN.*amd64' {} \;

[ This is about 64 ports, but is not complete, there is also the 
ONLY_FOR_ARCHES variable... ]


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