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Date:      Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:14:39 +0100
From:      Christer Solskogen <>
To:        Matthew Seaman <>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-update and archs
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On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Matthew Seaman
<> wrote:
> On 21/01/2012 10:25, Christer Solskogen wrote:
>> I've just finished installing FreeBSD on my "new" Mac mini G4, and
>> when I ran freebsd-update on it I found out that freebsd-update only
>> supports i386 and amd64 architectures.
>> How come?
> If that's not an Intel based Mac, then your definition of "new" is,
> well, contrary to all accepted usage.

That's why I said "new" and not new :-)

> Tier-2 architectures aren't supported by freebsd-update for two reasons:
> =C2=A0* Lack of available hardware for build systems for freebsd-update
> =C2=A0 =C2=A0to use. =C2=A0Not entirely sure what the status of cross-com=
pilation is
> =C2=A0 =C2=A0at the moment, but I believe the best results are still obta=
ined by
> =C2=A0 =C2=A0compiling natively.

Perhaps. But building 9.0-RELEASE with TARGET=3D worked perfectly :)


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