what to do? amd64 - i386

dick hoogendijk dick at nagual.st
Mon Aug 1 12:02:52 GMT 2005

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 13:48:07 -0700
garys at opusnet.com (Gary W. Swearingen) wrote:
> dick hoogendijk <dick at nagual.st> writes:
> > Any ideas about _WHAT_ does not work? Do you have examples?
> > "If I can't live without them, then.." ;-))
> I forget, but too many for me.  Found somebody with Google that got
> several "broken" things running, but he didn't say how.
> I had a few problems with base-system stuff but probably could have
> lived with that. (Eg, I had to use older ncr instead of sym.)  The
> problems are with the ports, so waiting for 6.x won't help.

I keep on wondering what will be best for this new amd64 machine.
Today I saw all KDE packages were anewed. I have a fbsd-4.11-stable
machine that has KDE running. My other machines have 5.4, so I cannot
build the 4.11 packages on one of those (faster) machines.

And then there's this dicussion on the speed of 5.4 <-> 4.11 (the
latter is said to be faster). Maybe it's just to early to make the
switch to 5.x if all options needed are supported in 4.11-stable.

If I install the latter on the new amd64 machine (dump /restore) I will
have a very fast machine (i386) which can build the packages for the
main server too.

HOW LONG will FreeBSD-4.11 be supported ??

(could not find it on the website)

dick -- http://nagual.st/ -- PGP/GnuPG key: F86289CE
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