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Re: sharing i386 and amd64 /etc and /home



I've got my disk partitioned so that /home, /etc, /usr, /tmp, and /boot
are on separate partitions. I'd like to install the amd64 port so I can
finally make use of the full performance of my processor. But, I'd
really like to transfer over all of my system settings to make the
transition as seamless as possible. So I'd basically like to install
amd64 into a new /usr partition and reuse all the others. Is this
possible?

I'm relatively certain that no native packages would out arch-specific
binaries anywhere in /home or /etc, so it seems that it should be pretty
safe. I just want to make sure that I don't hose my i386 setup before
I'm fully switched over.

Hi Alex

I am currently sharing my /home directory between i386 and amd64, I don't know about the other directories. I did have to set up a new /home/user for my 64 bit user as I couldn't get the . files to source properly. I then just symlinked the rest of the stuff over. Not ideal but I am a newbie and this is the best I could come up with. I also load the i386 partition as a chroot so I can run both 64 bit and 32 bit applications without rebooting.

HTH

Wackojacko



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