Changing architecture

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at
Tue Feb 23 23:56:13 UTC 2016


On Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:39:12 +0100
Luciano Mannucci <luciano at> wrote:

> Hello all!
> I have an i386 small server that I whish to upgrade to amd64
> (upgrading the hardware too:) without destroying user files and
> configurations. Is that possible? It might be interesting on some
> virtual machines too... Maybe doing a rebuild of everything
> in /usr/src changing the architecture is enough?
> Thanks,
> Luciano.

I use USB media which has a running system with a compiled source tree,
boot from this media and install then on the other media by defining
the target.

I do not see problems when switching from i386 to amd64. There could be
problems with some configuration files when you also do an upgrade.


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