Upgrade/Change of ARCH

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Sep 28 20:28:43 UTC 2011

On 28/09/2011 21:17, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> I have a 8.2-STABLE server which I am considering upgrading. I have a full
> backup on a disk so no worries about receovery.
> 1. I'd like to upgrade this server to 9.0-BETA3. What cvs tag should I use?
> Is *default release=cvs tag=. okay?

No -- you want RELENG_9 for that.

> 2. Is it possible/safe to change ARCH? Like I'd like to change from i386 tp
> amd64. What is the procedure?

i386 to amd64 is probably not impossible, but moving from one arch to
another one by compiling source and upgrading is serious guru level
stuff.  Apart from anything else cross compiling to amd64 binaries on an
i386 system is a potential source of grief.

The best and surest way to change arch is to do a complete reinstall
from scratch.  Wipe out your i386 system and overwrite the space with
amd64 from install media.



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