Subject: Re: Upgrading to different port
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2007 13:05:41
On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 03:08:47PM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> About a week ago I ws going to upgrade my system from Oct 4 current to
> current current. Suddenly the CVS updates exploded so I decided to
> hold off until things settled down. Is it a reasonably safe time now
> to upgrade? I understand all the caveats with running current so I am
> just looking for known instabilities.
> Also, I am running i386 on an AMD64 box because I needed OpenOffice.
> It seems that that is now supported on amd64 so I was going to go to
> that port as well. Can I just unpack the sets over an existing i386
> installation or are there deeper changes needed?
I've done this on one or 2 devel system, and it did go relatively well.
I'd recommend booting an INSTALL kernel with embeded ramdisk and use
sysinst to do the upgrade though; switching the currently running userland
may have unexpected issues (I just dropped an INSTALL kernel in / and
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference