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Re: Update existing system from sources
2010/1/16 Andy Ruhl <acruhl%gmail.com@localhost>:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 3:44 AM, Stathis Kamperis
> <ekamperi%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> Does anyone have a working set of instructions on how to upgrade an
>> existing system from sources ? Specifically from 5.0.1 to netbsd-5.
>> I used to follow this
>> http://www.netbsd.org/docs/current/#updating-from-source, but now it
>> has been replaced by this:
>> http://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/chap-updating.html which doesn't
>> work. It misses the part where tools are supposed to be built.
>> Also, can I retrieve an older revision of the former link ?
> I'm not sure what level you are starting at, so I'll give you a set of
> high level steps I use to do it. I'm not sure all of this is
> absolutely necessary, but it works. I'm not using root to do this. I'm
> assuming you're on i386 or amd64, and you're building on the same
> platform you're going to install on (no cross compiling).
> cd /somedir
> mkdir src
> cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs%anoncvs.netbsd.org@localhost:/cvsroot checkout -PA
> -rnetbsd-5 src
> mkdir obj tools dest release
> cd src
> ./build.sh -T ../tools -O ../obj tools
> ./build.sh -u -U -T ../tools -O ../obj -D ../dest -R ../release release
> This builds all of the install sets as if you were downloading them
> from one of the mirrors. Alternately, you could also build an iso
> image if you want to, check ./build.sh -h
> Then I copy the install sets to some known directory on the root disk,
> and copy the install kernel to /netbsdi (or something similar). Then
> interrupt the bootloader, and type this:
> boot hd0a:netbsdi
> And I'm in an install kernel. Choose the upgrade option, and there you
> go. Point it to wherever you put the install sets on the disk, and it
> upgrades your machine.
> You could do it the "old" way by trying to merge in the new binaries
> with some kind of "make world" incantation, but I figure why bother.
> The NetBSD team has built great tools to keep this upgrade working
> properly so I use them. I haven't done it the old way since shortly
> after I started using NetBSD over 10 years ago.
> And I rarely even bother building my own distribution anymore anyway,
> the NetBSD-daily stuff on nyftp.netbsd.org is plenty good enough for
> me. I do stay on relatively recent kernels like this though:
> cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs%anoncvs.netbsd.org@localhost:/cvsroot update -PAd
> -rnetbsd-5 src
> (edit the kernel config file in src/sys/arch/<arch>/conf)
> cd src
> ./build.sh ./build.sh -T ../tools -O ../obj tools (if necessary, you
> don't have to do this every time)
> ./build.sh -u -T ../tools -O ../obj kernel=<config file>
> I feel verbose today I guess.
Doesn't really work here. Building (cleanly) release and distribution,
with your steps or the ones in the guide fails with different errors
each time (mostly nbmake not knowing how to build $foo target). I also
tried cvs update -dP in between. Anyway, I never had problems updating
my system up until 4. I don't know what happened lately. Thanks for
your lengthy email, but I quit.
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