On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 02:50:30PM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>  I have just stuck the disks from an old AMD Athlon(tm)  (1333.39-MHz 
>  686-class CPU) into a new box with an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+ 
>  (2387.78-MHz 686-class CPU).  I am still building a daily kernel with the 
>  old configuration and all is well.  Of course the old configuration was/is 
>  i386.  Now I need to compile for 64 bit apps.  I have configured a slightly 
>  modified sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC kernel and was going to build it as a test 
>  only to find out that a simple make buildkernel KERNCONF=AMD doesn't find 
>  /sys/amd64/conf/AMD.  There is an old reference in UPDATING from 5.0 that 
>  didn't work either.
>  The other question is on today's make world all seems to still be compiled 
>  ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386 so I am sure missing something very 
>  simple.
It is possible to cross-build for amd64, but you'll need a seperate
partition to put the 64-bit environment on. Look at the mailing list
archives. This question has come up before.

But to keep things simple, I'd advise you to backup your files,
configuration files from /etc and possible /usr/ports/distfiles,
reinstall from an amd64 CD and then rebuild your kernel, world and ports
to your liking.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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