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Re: Upgrading NetBSD in-place in a clean way
On 12 January 2011 23:43, Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> wrote:
> Ok, let's suppose I want to upgrade a NetBSD machine without rebooting
> with sysinst and without having the possibility to use the build.sh
> script with the sources.
> see pkgsrc/sysutils/etcmanage and read/study all the scripts.
I've been using these since they became available with no problems at
all. Mind you, on -current one has to add the modules set to the list
before base - otherwize 'INSTALL-NetBSD install' will miss them...
In this case -
- download the iso
- vnconfig -c vnd0 xxxx.iso
- mount -o ro -t cd9660 /dev/vnd0d /mnt/cdrom
- cd /mnt/cdrom && INSTALL-NetBSD install
(Usually I build the iso files myself.)
> It's my solution to your problem.
Thanks for that - the downside been that one doesn't need to bother
understanding the build system any more - all I do for the building is
# cd /usr
# ( cd ./src && cvs up -dPA && make cleandir ) ; ( cd ./xsrc && cvs
up -dPA && make cleandir ) ; BUILD-NetBSD -x all 2>&1 | tee /some/log
(you need to have /.BUILD-NetBSD.kernel file with the name of your
default kernel, in my case just GENERIC).
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