Subject: Re: upgrading to 1.5.1 from 1.5
To: Erik Huizing <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/12/2001 17:32:36
In article <Pine.SOL.4.10.10107112200290.9086-100000@cse> you wrote:
> Can I just back up my /etc, untar the .tgz files, and restore /etc as
> necessary? How much has changed in the binaries like base.tgz?
Well, a lot.
For upgrading 1.5 -> 1.5.1, I recomment the following steps:
* reboot w/. new kernel (see below)
* extract whatever set you want, EXCEPT etc. Extract to / to
replace the old binaries.
* extract etc.tgz somewhere else, e.g. /tmp/etc or so, then copy
over any new files to /etc. The other way of moving /etc away
(e.g. to /etc.old), then extracting the 1.5.1 etc.tgz in / and
finally bringing over any changes you made to /etc.old (like
rc.conf :) works fine, too.
Of course a backup of the system and esp. /etc is recommended before
starting to upgrade the machine!
> Would I be able to get away with just untarring the new kernel and
Sure, that's always a good first start - run the new kernel before you
overwrite your old binaries with new ones that want the new kernel's
features. Given that 1.5.1 is "only" a patch release to 1.5, and that
there's the rule that patch releases *should* not change kernel interfaces,
it's still a good first step. :)
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