Subject: Re: softdeps and 1.6 (and mail)
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/09/2003 00:45:55
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On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:10:12AM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> These are just tarballs. Download them and extract them in /, exept
> etc, which would overwrite your config file.  extract etc to /tmp, and
> run /tmp/etc/postinstall -s /tmp -d / check, and if needed
> /tmp/etc/postinstall -s /tmp -d / fix

i'd suggest you to run etcupdate -b /tmp prior to postinstall.  other
than that, it's pretty much what i am doing here regularly.  i always
build distribution sets and custom kernel and proceed with the steps
described above, in more details:

 - backup the old kernel and put the new kernel in place
 - reboot to single-user mode
 - unpack sets except etc.tgz to / with pax -zrpe -f [set].tgz
 - unpack etc.tgz into /tmp/tmproot
 - run etcupdate -b /tmp/tmproot, regenerate /dev within this process
 - run /etc/postinstall check and fix if necessary
 - install new bootblock
 - reboot into new system


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