Upgrading to amd64 requires recompilation of ports?
kostikbel at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 21:13:26 UTC 2007
On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 04:19:21PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 12:21:42PM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> > Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 03:38:29AM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> > >> Indigo 23 wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> the ports? (I already know that it does require a recompilation of
> > >>> world and the kernel).
> > >> AFAIK nobody has succeeded in this (i.e. upgrading i386 to amd64 via
> > >> buildkernel/world) on-line far enough to tell the tale. You might be the
> > >> first :)
> > >
> > > Nah, I've done it several times.
> > That's good news. Are there any particular problems in the process or
> > does it "just work"?
> I may have had to use the statically linked /rescue to do some things,
> I don't remember. It's not completely trivial, but someone who knows
> their way around a FreeBSD system can do it.
We did it by using miniroot on swap partition of the system disk.
This approach has an advantage of keeping at least one good bootable
base system installation in any moment. Also, it allows move in both
directions, i.e. i386 <-> amd64.
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