Building FreeBSD for two or more architectures but not all

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at
Wed Jan 11 11:20:13 UTC 2012

Thomas Mueller wrote:
> How would I build FreeBSD, in this case 9.0-RELEASE, for two or more architectures, in this case i386 and amd64?
> One build (amd64) would update the present system (9.0 RC3), but the other would go on a USB stick, likely 16 GB.
> Real question is how to keep things like /usr/obj and other things from the two builds separate.
> I don't want to 'make universe' when I won't run on anything other than i386 and amd64.
> I want to build both on the new computer because the old computer is short on disk space and has only 256 MB RAM.

You can add TARGET=i386 to 'make' commands. It would use other directory 
inside /usr/obj.

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