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Re: Can I use pkg_src to upgrade to current?
On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 06:18:16PM -0400, nottobay wrote:
> I'm new to BSD in general and coming from Linux. I tried pulling the
> binaries using the installer and it isn't working for me. Can I use pkg src
> to upgrade in place from release to current or do I have to build
One thing to note about netbsd vs. a typical linux distro, is that
there's a separation between the "base" system and the package system.
The base system in netbsd is not managed via packages, it's a set of
tarballs to unpack in /.
You can get -current binaries in
If you are on an amd64 system, fetch an updated kernel and modules at:
cp /netbsd /onetbsd for backup reasons
gunzip netbsd-GENERIC.gz; cp netbsd-GENERIC /netbsd
cd /; tar xJpf /path/to/modules.tar.xz
reboot, make sure the new kernel works.
Download the rest of the files in:
Unpack all of them in / ('tar xJpf') except etc.tar.xz. That one will
overwrite the passwords file.
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