9-stable from i386 to amd64
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Sat Feb 11 06:07:13 UTC 2012
On Feb 11, 2012, at 12:48 AM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 02/10/2012 20:56, Randy Bush wrote:
>> is there a recipe for moving from i386 to amd64?
> Other than backup and reinstall, no. As you already discovered the old
> world won't run on the new kernel. Installing the new world before
> reboot isn't safe either, as at some point in the process it'll blow up.
I recall doing it and then going on to do other bad things (like
putting a 4.9/i386 jail on the 7.2 amd64 host). I'm pretty sure I
had some back and forth about it on this list, but I'm having no
luck finding it. I was local to the box though, so errors were a
bit easier to work around.
A few vague snippets I remember:
-grabbing lib32 from somewhere and installing it
-ensuring COMPAT_FREEBSD32 was in the kernel
-possibly something complicated with /libexec/ld-elf.so.1 and
its 32-bit friend
I wish I could remember more. It was one of those "you
cannot/should not do this" challenges that often suck down many
hours. Maybe I misremembered the whole thing and gave in and
reinstalled even. I do recall finding a few encouraging hacks in
the archives though.
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