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Re: correct way to install sets?

On 2/3/2010 12:38 PM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
On Feb 3, 2010, at 11:05 AM, Noah McNallie wrote:

Hello, after compiling HEAD kernel/tools and thoes installing, what is the 
correct way to upgrade some sets, for example base.tgz

i was in /opt/tar with base.tgz and did a tar -zxvf base.tgz -C /
(probably should have used the -p), though... well.. no commands would run 
after that, i forget the exact error i was getting
but after that on boot the kernel started spitting out debug information etc 
and would not proceed.

As others have said, if you didn't use -p, lots of things will break.

I'm concerned, though, about your question of upgrading "some" sets.  If you 
don't have new-enough libraries (e.g., from base), things that depend on them will fail 
badly.  You should also not just build but install a new kernel before installing any 
sets from it.

                --Steve Bellovin,

i write this in reply to most of these helpful comments.

i didn't figure -p was going to cause root not to be able to run commands and then a kernel crash on boot, who knows at this point, as permissions does not seem to affectt that, i will try it again and if the same happens i'm not quite sure what i'll do, probably let the machine sit for a bit and take a nap and get my bearings together

sparc64/netbsd fan

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