|Owen Becker||Dec 10, 2003 8:41 pm|
|Adriaan de Groot||Dec 11, 2003 4:33 am|
|David O'Brien||Dec 11, 2003 7:42 am|
|David O'Brien||Dec 11, 2003 7:44 am|
|Adriaan de Groot||Dec 11, 2003 8:00 am|
|Adriaan de Groot||Dec 11, 2003 8:07 am|
|Brooks Davis||Dec 11, 2003 9:48 am|
|Jimmie Houchin||Dec 11, 2003 2:51 pm|
|Peter Wemm||Dec 11, 2003 3:23 pm|
|Subject:||Linux emulation status|
|From:||Jimmie Houchin (jhou...@texoma.net)|
|Date:||Dec 11, 2003 2:51:45 pm|
David O'Brien wrote:
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 11:40:48PM -0500, Owen Becker wrote:
Anyone know what the status of running i386 linux binaries on FreeBSD/amd64?
Peter Wemm and I have agreed that the priority for running binaries is: 1. FreeBSD/i386 ELF 2. 32-bit i386 Linux ELF 3. 64-bit amd64 Linux ELF
of course someone may have other priorities and work on things in a different order.
How far off is number 1?
I presume this means I am not able to compile and run 32bit apps currently?
One of the apps I am interested may not be 64bit clean. In Gentoo I had to enter the 32bit dev environment to compile it. I haven't been able to do that successfully on Gentoo yet. That is one of the reasons I went exploring FreeBSD. Not the only one tho'. :)
Actually if FreeBSD AMD64 was tier 1 when I got my machine I may have never tried the Gentoo port.
More specifically, has anyone gotten mozilla/firebird going?
Unfortunately, the Mozilla developers have depended on having carnal knowledge of GCC's internal C++ ABI and exception mechanism. I don't understand why, but this makes it rather hard to port to new architectures.
Gentoo AMD64 has mozilla running.
I have some patches for Mozilla 1.4 with GCC 3.2. I started working on porting them, but December has become my work month from hell. It is important to me to get these into the Mozilla CVS tree for 1.6/0.8. Peter mentioned there seems to be some patches in the Mozilla bugzilla that might cover GCC 3.3. If someone is bored and wanted to spend some time on it... all I ask is that if someone does port them, to post the patches and give me a chance to Sheppard them into the Mozilla CVS tree so things are as AMD would like them to be (naming, etc...).
Gentoo AMD64 is using gcc 3.3.2.
I don't know if any of the Gentoo AMD64 work towards mozilla is of any benefit to FreeBSD or not. I am not a C/C++ programmer. :)