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Re: can't run as root with netbsd-5
On Jun 20, 4:35am, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
} On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, John Nemeth wrote:
} > On Jun 20, 3:41am, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
} > } On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, John Nemeth wrote:
} > } > On Jul 25, 5:51am, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
} > } > } On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 08:44:53AM -0600, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
} > } > } > On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 05:31:39PM +1100,
} > } > } > > A major upgrade without physical access ... you're game!
} > } > } > >
} > } > } > > And not syncing your userland and kernel while you have physical
} > } > } > > root access, life on the edge! hehe
} > } > } >
} > } > } > I thought I had shorn up that edge pretty well by doing a test
} > } > } > on a copy of the machine, but I guess I missed something.
} > } > }
} > } > } Why not upgrade the kernel first? In my experience that is always the
} > } > } safest way to go (and is usually safe for remote upgrades too).
} > } >
} > } > Yep. I've taken systems from 1.6 to 4.0.1 this way without a
} > } > hitch. Basically, install new kernel (possibly custom built) and
} > } > /boot, reboot, upgrade userland (unpack all sets except *etc.tgz), use
} > } > postinstall/etcupgrade to handle /etc, make any other changes to /etc
} > } > that are needed, reboot, rebuild packages at your leisure. The only
} > } > failure I've had is with a botched installboot. On many platforms, you
} > } > can simply cp .../usr/mdec/boot /boot. Check installboot(8) to find
} > } > out.
} > }
} > } Somewhere in 4 -> current, the modules were introduced and I had to
} > Obviously if you're moving to a modular kernel, you have to
} > install the modules along with the kernel.
} > } actually lay my hands on the system to get it working again. I'm fairly
} > } certain you may have to go from 4 to a monolithic 5, and 5 monolithic to
} > } 5 modular. But I'm not sure.
} > There is no need. Just install the modules at the same time you
} > install the kernel. Note that you will also need a new copy of /boot.
} > This is explained in src/UPDATING in the 20081122 entry.
} > } The big trick was to fix my SPARCstation that had no way to get a new
} > } kernel installed. That involved netbooting fun. Hooray for upgrades.
} > Either follow along on current-users@ or read src/UPDATING.
} All your instructions didn't work. The only way I've successfully
I didn't exactly give detailed instructions...
} installed modules is to run build.sh or to untar the base tarball. I was
I generally do 'tar xvzpf base.tgz -C / ./stand'. If this is the
first time for 5.0 or -current, you'll also need ./usr/mdec/boot.
} not able to cd to the modules directory and "make install".
I've nevered tried to do a full update from src or build.sh. I
always create tarballs and do it from them.
}-- End of excerpt from Hisashi T Fujinaka
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