cc can't build 32-bit executables on amd64

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Tue May 2 10:00:30 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-May-02 00:04:14 +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
>On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 05:39:02PM -0400, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>> create 32-bit executables. Thus created lame, for example (from the
>> audio/lame port) works and happily converts mp3 files (using
>> assembler-optimized routines available only for 32-bit i386).
>Lame compiles and runs just fine on amd64.

But probably not as fast since it's using a generic 'C' core instead
of a hand-tweaked assembler core.  I read Mikhail's comment as meaning
that it is possible to build non-trivial 32-bit executables on amd64,
there's just work still needed to make this work as a general case.

Peter Jeremy
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