freebsd-update and archs

Christer Solskogen christer.solskogen at
Sat Jan 21 12:15:01 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at> wrote:
> On 21/01/2012 10:25, Christer Solskogen wrote:
>> I've just finished installing FreeBSD on my "new" Mac mini G4, and
>> when I ran freebsd-update on it I found out that freebsd-update only
>> supports i386 and amd64 architectures.
>> How come?
> If that's not an Intel based Mac, then your definition of "new" is,
> well, contrary to all accepted usage.

That's why I said "new" and not new :-)

> Tier-2 architectures aren't supported by freebsd-update for two reasons:
>  * Lack of available hardware for build systems for freebsd-update
>    to use.  Not entirely sure what the status of cross-compilation is
>    at the moment, but I believe the best results are still obtained by
>    compiling natively.

Perhaps. But building 9.0-RELEASE with TARGET= worked perfectly :)


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