x86 to amd64 build/upgrade path

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Fri Sep 12 08:22:38 PDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 07:34:24AM -0700, Robert Cousins wrote:
> I'm running x86 version of 5.1 on a dual opteron box.
> Is there going to be a (relatively painless) way to upgrade
> this to the 64-bit kernel or should I plan on wiping the
> machine and starting over?

The latter.  I really see no reason to provide a lot of framework to do
a 32-bit -> 64-bit upgrade.

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