Is there an upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit?

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Mon Apr 13 13:22:32 UTC 2009

On Fri, 10 Apr 2009, Gerry Reno wrote:

> We're finally getting rid of the last of our 32-bit hardware and now we would 
> like to migrate all machines over to 64-bit.  I explored this migration idea 
> a couple years ago on the mailing lists and basically the answer was - don't 
> know.  The few who had tried said that the ended up with a running system but 
> that it had some weird quirks every now and then.  Has anyone managed to 
> successfully migrate a system from 32-bit to 64-bit using either anaconda 
> upgrade or yum upgrade without ending up with a lot of quirks?  Is there some 
> recipe for doing this successfully?

If you don't specify any archs in your kickstart %packages then you can 
just reinstall using the same kickstart.


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