Subject: install/26931: sysinst 'update' fails to update /etc properly
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 09/12/2004 21:54:50
>Synopsis: sysinst 'update' fails to update /etc properly
>Arrival-Date: Sun Sep 12 21:08:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: David Laight
>Release: NetBSD 2.0_BETA
sysinst 'install' runs the old copy of /etc/postinstall, not the
copy from the set being installed.
This means that the wrong actions are performed.
In particular MAKEDEV doesn't get updated leaving a broken
MAKEDEV script (one that the /bin/sh won't run).
There maye be other problems.....
Use sysinst to upgrade a system that has anything other than
2.0 or 'current' installed on it.
Should be fixed by rev 1.130 of src/distrib/utils/sysinst/util.c
The one-line change of this revision is enough.
(note this change is currently untested, and I am unlikely to be
able to test it - it is, hovwever, unlikely to be completely broken)