6.x from i386 to amd64
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Thu Nov 2 18:24:54 UTC 2006
Greg Black wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
> > Greg Black wrote:
> > > I found that a very large number of ports that mattered to me were marked
> > > i386 only.
> > In some cases these designations are obsolete. They will require people-
> > power to work through them and see if they are overused.
> > [...]
> > it will take people with amd64 boxes running native willing to test them
> > and report back.
> Fair enough. In my defence, I'm fully committed at present and
> I have only one amd64 machine which I need for my real work. I
> can't afford to run it in amd64 mode, because so much of what I
> need is currently broken in a 64-bit world.
By the way, you don't necessarily have to have an amd64
machine in order to be able to run FreeBSSD/amd64 and
try 64bit software. Qemu supports emulating an amd64
CPU on an i386 system (and vice versa, for that matter).
So you can run FreeBSD/amd64 on top of FreeBSD/i386
inside qemu and play with it. Admittedly it will be
noticeably slower than running natively, though, because
you can't use the qemu accelerator kernel module when
emulating a different architecture.
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