amd64/145991: Add a requires line to /sys/amd64/conf/NOTES

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Fri Apr 23 17:15:57 UTC 2010

>Number:         145991
>Category:       amd64
>Synopsis:       Add a requires line to /sys/amd64/conf/NOTES
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-amd64
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Apr 23 17:15:56 UTC 2010
>Originator:     Julian H. Stacey
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE amd64
>Organization: BSD Linux Unix Consultancy, Munich/Muenchen.
System: FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE #0: Wed Apr 21 10:27:18 CEST 2010 jhs at amd64

	Add a requires line to /sys/amd64/conf/NOTES
	( To avoid others tripping up on this as I did:
	For those who enable COMPAT_IA32 for ports/emulators, but disable
	COMPAT_FREEBSD7 as they compile all binaries on upgrade )

	As of Fri Apr 23 14:37:14 CEST 2010
	COMPAT_FREEBSD7 is not mentioned in { 8.0-RELEASE stable current } 
	so this will probably apply for all 3, but Ive only tested
	the dependency on 8.0-RELEASE)


The patch below was written after this thread:

] Subject: Re: /sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC COMPAT_FREEBSD7 a prerequisite for COMPAT_IA32
] From: "Julian H. Stacey" <>
] Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:13:38 +0200
] To:
] Cc:

*** 8.0-RELEASE/src/sys/amd64/conf/NOTES	Fri Apr 23 14:10:05 2010
--- generic/src/sys/amd64/conf/NOTES	Fri Apr 23 14:12:45 2010
*** 429,434 ****
--- 429,435 ----
  #XXX these 32 bit binaries is added.
  # Enable 32-bit runtime support for FreeBSD/i386 binaries.
+ #		((8.0-RELEASE amd64 but not i386) requires COMPAT_FREEBSD7)
  options 	COMPAT_IA32
  # Enable iBCS2 runtime support for SCO and ISC binaries

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