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Import sysupdate into NetBSD [was: Re: WARNING pseudorandom rekeying]

On Jan 10, 2014, at 23:09 , Fredrik Pettai <> wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2014, at 14:59 , Jean-Yves Migeon 
> <> wrote:
>> Le 06/01/2014 20:38, a écrit :
>>> "Turns out the new kernel tries to pull in entropy from the disk and
>>>  if the secondary boot loader hasn't been updated that entropy isn't
>>>  available and the entropy pool gets drawn down quickly, which then
>>>  reverts to the pseudorandom device needing to generate some.  Or
>>>  something to that effect.  Copying /usr/mdec/boot to / is fix."
>>> Anyway... maybe helpful for others coming across this after an upgrade.
>> Yes it is. Thanks for the heads up, bootloader's update is often overlooked 
>> during upgrade.
>> People are accustomed to "copy kernel, reboot, tar base.tgz" or similar, 
>> which is wrong IMHO (misses etcupdate, postinstall...)
> But etcupdate, postinstall doesn't help you with updating the bootloader?
> AFAIK, only sysinst does this if you do an upgrade…

Speaking of good procedures of updating the base system, isn't it time to 
import "sysupdate" (pkgsrc/sysutils/sysupdate) into the NetBSD now? 

sysupdate makes it much easier to do system updates, and even supports doing 
unattended updates.


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