what to do? amd64 - i386

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 12:14:14 GMT 2005

On 8/1/05, dick hoogendijk <dick at nagual.st> wrote:
> 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 ??

It's at http://www.freebsd.org/security/ (estimated EOL - 31 Jan 2007.
It's interesting that estimated EOL for 5.4 mentioned on the same page
is earlier than that).

Dmitry Mityugov, St. Petersburg, Russia
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