matthew sporleder <msporleder%gmail.com@localhost> writes: > On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Frank DeChellis DSL > <frankd%iaw.on.ca@localhost> wrote: >> >> We are currently running NetBSD 1.6.2. >> >> Does anybody have experiences with upgrading from 1.6.2 to 5.0 using the >> upgrade tool on the install? >> >> Thanks for any insights/stories you can share with me. > > I had a good experience going from 3.x to 5.0, but 1.6 -> 5.0 is a > pretty big move. Take backups. :) Also: be prepared to install new boot blocks. booting from cd should do this for you you might want to upgrade 1.6->3->5. if i were doing it on a running system remotely I would do that. But with booting the 5 disk and doing 'upgrade', you probably don't need to after you are done, check /usr/include for ancient bits. these should be removed automatically, but some old /usr/include stuff if present will cause huge amounts of trouble building various things in pkgsrc. after updating do 'find /usr/include -ctime +10' and study what's there.
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