cvs commit: src Makefile.inc1

Yar Tikhiy yar at
Thu Nov 1 04:19:58 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 11:12:28AM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> >   3) With a bit of hackery around rtld(8), it becomes possible to do destructive
> >      cross-installs, e.g., i386->amd64 over the live system.
> >   but this can lead to security issues.)  That's why a destructive
> >   cross-install isn't possible w/o hackery yet.
> Does this mean I can now 'sidegrade' my FreeBSD/amd64 box to
> FreeBSD/i386?  or is only the 32-bit -> 64-bit direction supported.

It should work between any arch'es because the installworld is to
be run with the old kernel and no tools from the new system should
run during it.  The i386->amd64 route just looked the most attractive
and important to brag about in the commit message.  :-)


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