amd64 and FreeBSD 5.2.1
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Fri Jan 14 19:00:26 PST 2005
On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 06:29:30PM -0800, Medi Montaseri wrote:
> Hi....I am having some problem porting my app to FreeBSD 5.2.1 on a
> amd64 and am wondering about the state of 5.2.1 before I dive into
> FYI...my app works fine on 64 bit linux.
> My concerns are:
> 1- http://www.freebsd.org/releng/#schedule describes 5.2.1 as
> "FreeBSD 5.2 / 5.2.1 security fix branch (not officially supported)."
> What do you mean by "not supported"....should I use 5.3
"not supported" means that if you have problems, then update
to 5.3; otherwise don't expect help.
> 2- I do'nt see gdb(1) on the 5.2.1 ISOs. Was this never ported ?
gdb is the debugger in 5.3.
> I have found gdb-6 but that requires libm.so.3 which is not available on
> stopped there as I was getting into pre-req recursive rat hole...
> If gdb was not made available, should I interpret this as 5.2.1 is not a
> formal release?
> 4- My motherboard is actually a dual CPU using Intel EM64T (Extended
> Memory) but uname -m shows amd64.....I hope this ok...
> I've seen some conversations on ld-elf.so.1 available at
> Where Kenneth Merry at FreeBSD org concludes...
A year old discussion is probably not relevant here.
Do yourself a big favor and upgrade to 5.3.
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