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6<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Frequently Asked Questions</title>
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29<version>1.19</version> 29<version>1.20</version>
30<date>2008-07-25</date> 30<date>2008-09-02</date>
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32<faqindex> 32<faqindex>
33<title>Questions</title> 33<title>Questions</title>
34<section> 34<section>
35<title>Introduction to Gentoo/AMD64 FAQ</title> 35<title>Introduction to Gentoo/AMD64 FAQ</title>
152<p> 152<p>
153Due to several differences between an <c>x86</c> and an <c>amd64</c> 153Due to several differences between an <c>x86</c> and an <c>amd64</c>
154installation, it is impossible to upgrade. Please perform a fresh install. The 154installation, it is impossible to upgrade. Please perform a fresh install. The
155installation is slightly different than an x86 one, so please use the 155installation is slightly different than an x86 one, so please use the
156<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml">AMD64 Handbook</uri>. 156<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml">AMD64 Handbook</uri>.
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160Also, binary files created on an x86 system most likely cannot be read by
161packages on an amd64 system. In particular, databases such as MySQL, innoDB,
162Berkeley DB, SQLite, OpenLDAP, etc. cannot simply be copied as-is. You will need
163to dump the database into an architecture-independent format, such as a text
164file, before attempting to restore it on an amd64 system.
157</p> 165</p>
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