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Re: Downgrade from -current?
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 01:34:08PM -0700, Camilo Reyes wrote:
> Is it possible to downgrade my system from -currnent to netbsd-4-0-release? I
> don't want to mess up my system. Thnx.
I've actually been thinking about doing this myself. I've got plenty of
disk space, so my plan is to essentially do a fresh install into a chroot,[*1]
copy over any config files, and then setup symlinks to swap everything
out at once, but reversibly[*2]. As far as I know, there isn't an easy way
to do this, so I'd suggest planning carefully, and keeping a boot CD on
hand to fix things up if you really screw up.
[*1] This won't quite work because the revivesa branch hasn't been merged
yet, but you can come close.
[*2] This assumes you're using a single filesystem for everything:
ln -s old /active
mv /usr /old; ln -s active/usr usr # repeat for each directory in /
install stuff into /new
ln -hfs /new /active
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