Btw, yes I know that it might (or will) brake currently existing apps, I
have to save the /etc/fstab /etc/master.passwd files etc.

I'm just wondering if I end up with a system that can boot the old
filesystem and sshd will run so I can recompile all the ports on the
machine in the new architecture.

OT: I've been trying to search the bsd list archives, but it appears
broken. I can view one page of search results, but if I click a page
further, I always end up with this error:

http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/mmsearch?config=freebsd-amd64;method=and;format=short;sort=score;words=update;page=2

htdig Archives Access Failure
Path info. No list -2-

If you want to make another attempt to access a list archive then go via
the list users information page.

If this problem persists then please e-mail the following information to
the mail...@freebsd.org:

    http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/mmsearch/freebsd-amd64

/mailman/mmsearch?config=freebsd-amd64;method=and;format=short;sort=score;words=update;page=2




Frederique Rijsdijk wrote:
> I'm planning to binary upgrade a machine that's now running i386
> 7.1-RELEASE-p3 to AMD64. Mainly because the machine has 8GB of memory
> and I don't like the PAE limitations.
> 
> I've done this a couple of times before with 4.x -> 6.x but all remained
> i386.
> 
> Are there any pitfalls when doing an upgrade of i386 to amd64 or should
> it be the same as any binary upgrade?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -- F
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