Upgrading to amd64 requires recompilation of ports?
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Jun 17 10:04:05 UTC 2007
On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 06:21:40PM -0400, Indigo 23 wrote:
> Does anyone think that its worth the hassle? If you do manage to get
> it up and running, will you see any noticeable advantages or is it
> better to just stick with i386? The only caveat that I can see is a
> recompilation of all the ports. Any thoughts?
You don't really _need_ it unless you've got more than four gigs of RAM
and are routinely running out of memory on i386. Then again, I installed
amd64 instead of i386 because I could. :-) No regrets so far.
Some stuff like binary drivers, flash player, is not available on
amd64 (not necessarily a bad thing :-). I think i386 has more ports
available as packages.
Amd 64 will use some more disk space and RAM.
Doing a clean reinstall instead of an upgrade will probably less of a hassle.
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