Quoting Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
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
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.
Boy am I glad that I asked. That is probably the last thing I would
have done. Plus thanks for the answer, I must not have done a proper
I hope that the apps will run after reinstalling. I assume that the
source tree will somehow recognize that I will be building world and
the kernel on a AMD64. I'm downloading a copy of disk2 from FreeBSD
Have a great day.
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