Subject: install/10435: sysinst-upgrade gets confused if /etc.old exists
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hal Murray <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2000 00:02:11
>Synopsis: sysinst-upgrade gets confused if /etc.old exists
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 25 00:03:00 PDT 2000
>Originator: Hal Murray
>Release: NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA, 20000620-1.5
Systems Research Center, Compaq Computer Corporation
Install floppies, Alpha 600au
I tried to do an upgrade. sysinst (correctly) objected because
I already had an /etc.old on that disk. So I did the mount,
rm, umount dance and tried again.
It did a full fsck on my /usr. That's strange, it didn't
have any troubles the first try. At the end, it asked me
if it should mark it clean [yn]. I said "y". But then it
complained about not being able to mount it.
Try to upgrade
After sysinst objects, do the mount, rm, and umount by hand.
Try to upgrade again.
work around: reboot and start over, possibly rebooting from
the disk to make sure things are clean.