When will the amd64 be supported?

fbsdmail at dnswatch.com fbsdmail at dnswatch.com
Fri Jun 4 07:16:52 UTC 2010

 If it isn't already apparent, this is my first attempt building kernel
on an AMD based arch. I have spent some 20yrs building world/kernel on
the arch i386. But, after reading everything I thought I would need to
know, I'm /still/ unable to complete a successful kernel build on the
amd64 arch.

cd /usr/src
make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYAMDKERN
fails: MYAMDKERN not found
cd sys/amd64/
cd ../compile/MYAMDKERN
make cleandepend && make depend
fails with alot of "i386" errors

So, on a fresh 8-RELEASE install from DVD w/cvsupped src && ports, now
running GENERIC, with a successful buildworld...
Is it possible to build for the amd64 arch?

If so, can anyone suggest where I went wrong?

Thank you for all your time and consideration in this matter.


P.S. of /course/ I read the kernel section of the handbook. :)

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