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Re: Upgrading NetBSD in-place in a clean way
Well, I must say I'm impressed: I thought I wasn't writing anything important,
still I see that a nice discussion came out. That's one of the biggest and
strongest points of NetBSD: a great community. Never seen something like that
> Correct. If you don't do that, then the untarred userland may try
> to use features of the new kernel which aren't in the old kernel.
Good. So better reboot after installing the new kernel and modules.
> When a file is removed, the developer is supposed to flag that
> file as obsolete in the set list. When the system is built, these
> lines are extracted and the filenames are added to files in
> /var/db/obsolete. postinstall will read the files in /var/db/obsolete
> and delete any obsolete files that it finds.
This is what I was missing: there is a place where postinstall goes and sees
what should be deleted.
Now that I see it, I remember I did it from 5.0.1 to 5.1, and it enumerated
some files to be removed.
Thank you all for giving many interesting hints!
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