amd64 kernel installed on i386 machine?

David T david4731 at
Thu Feb 21 17:20:32 UTC 2008

I am worried that I installed the 64 bit version of FreeBSD with an amd kernel on an Intel i386 box.   
Is there something wrong when I see the following:
[root at web1 /usr/local]# uname -aFreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Sun Jan  6 22:37:33 CST 2008     root at web1:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/web1  amd64
[root at web1 /usr/local]# grep -i cpu /var/run/dmesg.bootCPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5345  @ 2.33GHz (2333.43-MHz K8-class CPU)FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1 cpu2 (AP): APIC ID:  2 cpu3 (AP): APIC ID:  3cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0acpi_throttle1: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu1cpu2: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0acpi_throttle2: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu2cpu3: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0acpi_throttle3: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu3SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!
When I install new packages from ports,  do I install the i386 versions of these packages or the amd versions of these packages?Quite confused and would appreciate any concrete help,
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