When will the amd64 be supported?

Garrett Cooper yaneurabeya at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 08:01:07 UTC 2010

On Jun 4, 2010, at 12:37 AM, fbsdmail at dnswatch.com wrote:

> On Fri, June 4, 2010 12:21 am, Steve Kargl wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 12:16:50AM -0700, fbsdmail at dnswatch.com wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> 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/ config MYAMDKERN OK
>>> 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?
>> What does uname -a return?
> Hmmm... Looks like you're on to something here, Steve;
> That "i386" doesn't look right, does it?
> I guess I've done something terribly wrong during makeworld
> (make installworld hasn't been done yet).
> I've /obviously/ overlooked something. Would anyone care to
> /kick/ me in the right direction?
> Apologies for the "niose"
> Thank you for all your time and consideration.

You can cross-build amd64, but it's a bit more involved than a standard update.

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