herbert langhans <w3%langhans.com.pl@localhost> writes: > cowardly I procrastinate updating my laptop to 6.0. There is no bootable > device built in (IBM Thinkpad X31), I have installed NetBSD by taking > the harddisk out, put it into a PC and ran the installation from CD. > > Anyway - I see sysupgrade can do the trick without all the hassle. My > question is - has somebody sucessfully updated from 5.1.2 to 6.0? Any > traps there? I read in the NetBSD-Doku that sysupgrade is still > 'undergoing field testing' by August 2012 ... I have updated from 5-stable to 6-stable (basically the same) with etcmanage's INSTALL-NetBSD, which is similar. Keep in mind that you have to install the new kernel and reboot first. Actually INSTALL-NetBSD installs the kernel first, and then the sets, installing base.tgz last. So after that's done, you can reboot forcibly even if every binary uses a libc with a new system call that 5.1.2 doesn't know about :-) The only unexpected twist (compared to from others experience) is if you have ancient boot blocks. For example, I once had a sparc running (I think, fuzzy memory) NetBSD 3 but with 1.6 bootblocks, and those couldn't load the NetBSD 4 kernel. But 2 or 3 bootblocks would have been ok. Certainly 5.1.2 bootblocks will be fine for a 6 kernel (I've done that).
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