Subject: Re: 1.5.2 -> 1.6
To: Marton Fabo <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/16/2002 21:03:01
> >>Is it OK to boot a 1.5.2 i386 machine off the 1.6 installation floppies,
> >>and do an "upgrade" as offered by sysinst, or should I install from
> >
> >
> > Yes, it should work
> Will it preserve configuration settings, like /etc contents, cron job
> tables, package database and such? I just want to avoid restoring those
> from backups, if possible...
there were no problems for me to upgrade without sysinst. i just unpacked
all needed .tgz files except /etc and then manually put most of new /etc
and MAKEDEV, and then rerun MAKEDEV

going back to 1.5.3 was minimally more difficult, generally same way.