Subject: Re: 1.2C -> 1.2.1?
To: 'BSD Users' <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Graham, James <James.Graham@Schwab.COM>
Date: 04/18/1997 13:22:17
Brian B. Brown said:
# I didn't think that downloading the binary snapshot of 1.2.1
# and trying to install it on a running system would be a good idea.
If you do it carefully[!], I see no reason why you can't do this on a
system that is at least in single-user mode.
Just move anything that you have running out of the way by
suffixing it with a .12c. Here's my tack:
- go single-user
- get whatever up you need for connectivity (pppd in my case)
- make sure /usr (and /var, if separate) is mounted
- immediately mv /netbsd /onetbsd.
- back your stuff up.
The list of files I'd rename to $FILE.12c includes:
/usr/bin/gzip [ just in case ]
You'd probably do good to make sure that they were
statically linked as well so gzip doesn't puke when it
extracts from the ftp'd tar file. If gzip and/or pppd are
not statically linked, you might do well to move your
/usr/lib to /usr/lib.12c and set LD_LIBRARY_PATH
to /usr/lib.12c. Possibly re-run ldconfig as well.
It's all probably overkill but better safe than sorry; I haven't
reduced it to the minimum set of possibilities just because
I don't want to _really_ hose my system and need to redo
my root filesystem via ScumOS.
Then just go do it. Don't do:
ftp> get base.tar.gz "|tar.12c xvfpz -"
ftp> get base.tar.gz "| gzip.12c -d | tar xvfp -"
[tar calls gzip directly unless you specify some option,
at which point you might as well do the double pipe instead.]
If I'm missing something here, please, anyone, feel free
to point it out, but this is exactly how I managed to upgrade my
system after I partly hosed it [and IP addresses began to
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