[Vm-dev] Building a 64-bit VM for FreeBSD

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Feb 12 13:08:58 UTC 2009

On 12.02.2009, at 13:53, David T. Lewis wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:08:53AM +0100, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On 12.02.2009, at 06:12, David T. Lewis wrote:
>>> I am attaching two files to show the complete build process on a
>>> 64-bit Linux system. I expect that it should work exactly the same
>>> on your 64-bit FreeBSD.
>> If the goal is just to make a usable VM on a 64-bit Linux system, is
>> the VMMaker step necessary? I thought not, but if the sources fail to
>> compile out-of-the-box then we should try to fix that.
> I guess that the platforms/unix/src sources should work in principle,
> although I would not be surprised if there are problems when compiling
> on a 64-bit system. The platforms/unix/src source probably contain
> source for plugins that have not been updated for 64-bit.
> Personally, I'm just in the habit of using VMMaker and I tend to
> think of the platforms/unix/src files as something that is there
> mainly for reference.

Well it's also there for convenience, so a standard "configure; make;  
make install" works.

- Bert -

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