32bit apps on FreeBSD-6.1-R amd64

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Sun Jul 8 18:38:33 UTC 2007

Quoting luizbcampos at gmail.com (Sun, 8 Jul 2007 12:29:55 -0300):

>        Dear Sirs
>        I own a Canon iP1600 usb printer and I need run it on
> FBSD-6.1-Ramd64. Its driver when uncompressed shows
> i386.rpm files. I've installed linux_base-8 but some messages appear up when

If it tries to communicate to the USB stuff directly instead of being
just a filter which outputs a printer language which can be saved to a
file too, it will probably not work, as there's no linux-USB emulation.

linu_base-8 is outdated. The current default linux base port is

> trying to install i386.rpm files by using rpm commands...and now?

There's rpm2cpio and then you can extract it with cpio. Using rpm when
we have our own ports collection to track installed file is superflous,
and as we will never have everything correctly registered in the rpm
database (when we would use it additionally) anyway (as we delete some
linux stuff for various reasons), we don't install rpm at all (makes
various ports stuff much easier and prevents some nasty misbehavior
when rpm is not used as needed).


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