Rebuild instructions for amd64 systems

illoai at illoai at
Sat Oct 31 05:29:35 UTC 2009

2009/10/29 Richard Gehlbach <rdgehlba at>:
> 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.

It's not that different in most ways.  From the forums and
this mailing list, the biggest "gotcha" seems to be that
HAMMER is the only valid setting for cpu in your kernconf.

Otherwise, the normal stuff from /usr/src/UPDATING applies
as with anything else.


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