Subject: Re: upgrading 1.4-1.4.1
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Christofer C. Bell <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/21/1999 19:04:41
On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Michael G. Schabert wrote:

> 4) Unpack the 1.4.1 binaries with tar -zxpf (NOT etc.tgz, though)

Make sure that if you are untarring a new binary distribution into your
system that you use the --unlink option to tar.  Otherwise, not all of
your system will be upgraded.  This forces tar to unlink files with name
collisions and not just overwrite them.  This allows files (like that tar
program) to be upgraded along with everything else even if they are open.