Rebuild instructions for amd64 systems

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Fri Oct 30 04:24:55 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Richard Gehlbach <rdgehlba at>wrote:

> 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.
> Richard

It is exactly the same procedure, cvsup/csup and build/installation
procedure.  This is assuming of course that amd64 is currently on the

Adam Vande More

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