Subject: Re: updating to current --help needed.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: theo borm <email@example.com>
Date: 10/28/2003 09:49:03
> hi there, Thanks for you help. I did not change the
> /usr/src/sys/arch/<ARCH>/conf/GENERIC before, but when i went in and
> looked it already had the option COMPAT_16. Do you have any other
> suggestions, if so please let me know.
Aha, so GENERIC has finally been changed to include option COMPAT_16 per
Then I guess you could do what was mentioned in the other reply to your
> The superblock layout for FFS was changed. If you have 1.6
> fsck binaries, they will signal a fatal superblock mismatch
> with the first alternate, because they compare too many
> fields (even ones that aren't useful). If possible, upgrade
> your fsck_ffs binary before using a new kernel.
> None of this signals actual filesystem damage.
> I think the easiest way is download snapshot from
> > http://releng.netbsd.org/ and update system by that.
> However, I don't know how to "update". Last time, I tried
> to update, it was similar to overwrite. I lost all local
> configured files. Probablly I did something wrong, and
> there is the proper "update" way.
> -- Kazushi
You could also:
- boot your new kernel.
- if the old fsck_ffs finds an error "repair" it and boot again.
- build and install a new distribution (which will install the
After this everything should be in sync and you should not experience
any problems any more.
I don't know if this will affect your local configuration files,
so you may want to put anything valuable in a safe place.