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Re: migrating to 64 bit...

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:55:57AM +0100, michael wrote:
> On 16 Apr 2008, at 02:37, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 12:32:26PM -0500, Sam Leon wrote:
>>> Could one easily upgrade to an amd64 system just by formating /,
>>> reinstalling with the proper arch, and then reinstalling all the apps
>>> that were installed and hopefully all the conf files in /home/user  
>>> will
>>> be compatible with the arch change of kde and other apps? (of course 
>>> I
>>> am only talking about if you have /home and a separate partition)
>> Only formatting / will only work if you don't have a separte /usr or
>> /var...
>> I run amd64 Etch and have an i386 chroot for iceweasel with flash.
>> Prior to that I had i386 Sarge on a different box.  The configs in / 
>> home
>> worked just fine.  I always migrate /etc by hand when I do a new
>> install.
> I presume you have iceweasel in an i386 chroot since there's no working 
> flash for the 64 bit? This is something I am thinking of doing. I am 
> starting from amd64 Etch (no other Debian on the system). Do I really 
> need to install a full i386 Etch as implied by the Debian manual
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tips.en.html#s-chroot
> or is there a quicker/shorter way (that wastes less disk space)?

when I migrated to amd64, I did nothing special for flash, and it
seems to just work... (Now I'm thinking I need to go check). In
theory, in sid, you use nsplugin-wrapper to allow 32bit flash to run
on 64bit systems.


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