Cross compile world on i386 to x86_64

Michael Weiser michael at
Mon Dec 4 22:42:21 PST 2006

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 08:01:24PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:

> > >Can I avoid reinstalling the system with amd64 binaries by
> > >cross-compiling world and kernel for amd64 on the installed
> > >i386 FreeBSD-CURRENT?
> > 
> > Yes, it is possible, do check the archives for the details.
> > 
> We've been doing this "upgrade" last week;
> compared to the last time I checked it, the
> 32-bit compatibility only improved, so the
> whole process was much simpler, and basically
> was like this:

Thanks for all the pointers. Unfortunately the new machine ate its
filesystem yesterday, probably due to a faulty power supply. So I won't
get to try this, at least for now.
bye, Michael

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