Upgrading to amd64 requires recompilation of ports?
moruku at moruku.org
Sat Jun 16 23:30:57 UTC 2007
On 17/06/07, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 11:52:34PM +0300, Kostik Belousov wrote:
> > 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.
> Yeah, that's a neat trick to remember. Another trick for doing
> i386->amd64 is to install your new world into a DESTDIR, tar it up,
> put the tarball onto the root filesystem, boot the new amd64 kernel
> into single-user mode and use /rescue/tar to spam the amd64 tarball
> over the i386 world.
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That is quite interesting, but, let's say 'world' would be quite large
(although I know it's not all that huge..), isn't there a limit to how
much data tar can handle? I believe myself to have encountered such a
limit, at least with GNU tar on a Linux system..
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