Rebuild instructions for amd64 systems

Richard Gehlbach rdgehlba at
Fri Oct 30 04:14:53 UTC 2009

I am installing FreeBSD 7.2 / amd64 on a new server (HP DL370 G6) with 2 
quad Xeon processors and 16GB memory.  I have worked with the i386 
versions since version 3.x, but this is the first server large enough to 
need amd64.

I have been trying to determine the correct procedures for rebuilding 
the world and kernel.  I have not been able to find a location that had 
step by step instructions, similar to the handbook, for properly working 
with the amd64 version.  Searches have turned up so many fragments of 
what needs to be done, that I cannot feel confident trying to put the 
pieces together.

I need instructions for the command line compile options, conf file 
additions, and any special instructions.

If anyone can point me to some applicable links or some specific 
instructions, it would be appreciated.


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