migrate from 32 to 64bit...
+++ Konstantinos Agouros [gentoo-user] [Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 05:39:20PM +0000]:
> the mainboard on my main workbox needs a replacement (currently still an
> athlon-xp based system). So I will go amd64 with that machine. Booting
> a 64bit kernel on all the 32bit binaries works fine. What gives me a bit
> of a headache is how to switch?
> Thought a: create a directory /64 install everything there and then switch
> lib, bin /usr
> Thought b: create tbz2 of all the packages and then in one run replace
> the 32 packages using emerge but i might run into library problems.
> Anybody has a good and efficient idea, how to do this?
I did this way back. I think there was some good instructions somewhere
but I can't seem to find them.
IIRC it involved doing something like an install. You boot from a CD,
install the stage tbz. Set your profile properly, and then do "emerge -ev
system; emerge -ev world".
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