Subject: building from pkgsrc on NetBSD/AMD64
To: NetBSD tech-pkg <>
From: Robert Cates <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/30/2005 21:15:06

I'm wanting to build a (pure) 64-bit machine, probably with the Opteron 
processor(s), but I've got to ask what for many is probably an obvious 

Once I've installed NetBSD/AMD64 and choose my software from pkgsrc, will 
the software be built and installed in 64-bit?  If not, is it only some 
software, or is there something special that needs to be configured to build 
64-bit software from pkgsrc?

Oh, one more thing - is there anything particular (like problems?) I should 
know about going into installing NetBSD/AMD64?  I will most likely use 
either an nVidia or ATI graphics card.  How about TV card compatability?

Thanks much for your feedback!