Subject: Re: 1.6.1 Upgrade question
To: None <>
From: Ian Thomas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/13/2003 19:08:51
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On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 10:05 AM, Roger Fischer wrote:

> There is some conflicting info in the the i386 install document that I 
> want to confirm before I begin this upgrade from 1.5.2.
> A) In the section titled "Upgrade" just before "Preparing your System 
> for NetBSD installation"
> it says:
> 	"you should NOT upgrade the etc distribution; it contains system
> 	configuration files that you should review and update by hand."
> B) But later on under "Upgrading a previously-installed NetBSD System,
> it states:
> 	"The original /etc directory is renamed to /etc.old, and no attempt
> 	is made to merge any of the previous config into the new config except
> 	for /etc/fstab."
> C) On running "postinstall" it states:
> 	"The following issues can generally be resolved by extracting the etc 
> set
> 	into a temporary directory and running postinstall."
> 		mkdir /tmp/upgrade
> 		cd /tmp/upgrade
> 		pax -zrpe -f /downloads/161/etc.tgz
> So... do I extract the etc.tgz set during the sysinstall upgrade or 
> not?
> There is one section that says "Do it", and two that say "Don't".

	Extract etc.tgz into something like /tmp/upgrade and run etcupdate ( 8 
).  Check out its command line options before running it.  Very handy 
command.  It merges old etc with new etc.  Personally, I've never 
extracted etc.tgz using sysinstall.

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