conversion of an installed base i386 -> amd64

Alex Kozlov spam at
Tue Nov 6 11:55:14 PST 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 02:10:41PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:
> I have finally decided that I really should have installed my quad-core-2 
> equipped box as a amd64, instead of the i386 (32 bit should have been 64 
> bit).  I just finished a buildworld, and I checked, the binaries (which I 
> haven't yet done an installworld on) are actually amd64/64 bit binaries.  
> I'm running -current, which is mostly why I;m on this list, but my question 
> is one of installation order: in doing the conversion, I don't really like 
> the idea of accidentally hanging the box.  I would like someone to please 
> let me know, what's next? Understand, I am still running the i386 compiler 
> (but the buildworld builds it's own private compiler, thank you very much). 
>  I need to know, should I install the world next?  Or, is there some more 
> correct strategy to get the kernel built?
May be this help:


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