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Date:      Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:46:08 +0000
From:      Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: port to package amd64 to i386
Message-ID:  <4F551800.4080904@onetel.com>
In-Reply-To: <4F54EF7A.2030109@infracaninophile.co.uk>
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On 05/03/2012 16:53, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 05/03/2012 16:42, Bernt Hansson wrote:
>>
>> Thank you for the pointer. I do find it a bit overkill to setup jails
>> and such, just to build a few ports. I was thinking more along the line of;
>>
>> cd /usr/ports/"random port"
>>
>> make "it for i386 even if we are building it on amd64, ooh by the way
>> build it as a package, and all dependencies as packages as well"

>
> About the only way to cross-build ports is to set up a 32-bit jail on a
> 64-bit host.  I believe that is do-able, but I could be delusional.

Could you do it in a tinderbox? This thread

http://www.marcuscom.com/pipermail/tinderbox-list/2011-June/002177.html

discusses it a bit with a possible solution. Things have probably moved 
on since then which may or may not help.

Chris




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