changing architecture from i386 to amd64
kirk at strauser.com
Fri Aug 8 20:23:54 UTC 2008
On Friday 08 August 2008, Ivo Karabojkov wrote:
> I hope to be able to "switch" my architecture without re-installing
> FreeBSD with AMD64.
I went through this last week. I use the 7.0 install disk to do an
*upgrade* installation over the old one, booted into the new amd64 system,
and upgraded kernel and world.
Next, I manually reinstalled databases/db47, lang/ruby18,
databases/ruby-bdb, and ports-mgmt/portupgrade. When that was done, I
ran "portupgrade -fa" to recompile all the ports on my system.
The only gotchas I had were that Berkeley databases aren't portable from
32-bit to 64-bit systems, and I used quite a few. A word to the wise: dump
PostgreSQL to a text file before the upgrade.
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