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Dornith 07-26-2012 08:49 PM

Convert NASM 32bit package to 64bit
I wanted to start learning an assembly language, and I found one called NASM that looked perfect due to it being able to work the major OS's. I had some problems before with installing software so I decided this time I would try and get a pre-made package if possible. had nothing and only had the 32bit. Is there any way I could use the 32bit package to make a 64bit, given the source? The web site also has an .rpm version for 64bit. I think I saw something about converting those. Is it possible?

ReaperX7 07-26-2012 08:53 PM

You should look into YASM. YASM is an expanded assembly compiler that supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Slackware has YASM included.

YASM is by all accounts NASM but under a different license and with expanded instruction set supports.

Alien Bob 07-27-2012 02:04 AM

Why would you want to convert a 32-bit nasm package to 64-bit? How do you think that would be possible at all? You have to compile 64-bit binaries, you can not convert them from 32-bit binaries.
If you are using Slackware, why are you searching on The nasm package has been part of Slackware for ages. The 64-bit version of Slackware has a 64-bit nasm package included.


the3dfxdude 07-28-2012 03:34 PM

nasm 64-bit package in 13.37:${YOUR_VERSION}/slackware64/d/nasm-*-1.tx*

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