Subject: Re: Remote Upgrade of 1.5 to 1.5.1
To: Myrddin Emrys <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/12/2001 22:04:13
On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 10:54:00AM -0500, Myrddin Emrys wrote:
> I have remote access only to a colocated DNS server. I would like to upgrade
> the server remotely if possible... the drive is considerable, especially
> since my car is not functioning at the moment. :-)
> What steps should I take to make the upgrade as smoothly as possible? From
> what I understand, I should download the new sets, backup my /etc, stop all
> services (except for sshd of course), extract the relevant sets except for
> /etc, extract the new /etc to something like /, and reboot. Then
> resolve any issues with new /etc formats after the computer is back up.
> Is this likely to work? Did I miss any steps I'll need to perform? I really
> don't want to have to physically go to the box if I mess up and can no
> longer ssh in.

this will work, but you need to reboot on a 1.5.1 kernel first.
Just extract kern.tgz (or rebuild you new kernel) and reboot.
a 1.5.1 kernel will run fine with 1.5 userland (exept a few kmem groverlers,
but that's all).

Manuel Bouyer <>