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pkg/47294: Add support for major version upgrades to sysupgrade
>Synopsis: Add support for major version upgrades to sysupgrade
>Arrival-Date: Fri Dec 07 16:25:00 +0000 2012
>Originator: Julio Merino
>Release: NetBSD 5.1_STABLE
System: NetBSD homeworld.netbsd.org 5.1_STABLE NetBSD 5.1_STABLE (NBMAIL) #2:
Mon Jun 11 07:45:45 UTC 2012
pkgsrc/sysutils/sysupgrade does not currently support upgrades that
require a reboot between the installation of the new kernel and the
installation of new sets. Such upgrades will break half-way through
because the new installed binaries will stop working until the user
reboots. It's not a critical problem, but it certainly is not a good
The main idea to fix this is to split the upgrade procedure in two
pieces: before reboot and after reboot, and add some "heuristics" to
determine if it's safe to do the upgrade without a reboot in between.
If the upgrade needs a reboot, the user would be asked to reboot the
machine after the installation of the new kernel/modules, and type
a new command to resume the upgrade (e.g. "sysupgrade resume").
Such resume command may come in handy to also continue upgrades that
break in the middle of the process, as is the case when some
postinstall checks fail.
Additionally, provide an optionally-installable rc.d script that can
detect an "open upgrade" and resume it during system restart, so that
the user is not required to type anything else after the reboot.
Upgrade from 5.0 to 6.0 using sysupgrade and see the system "explode"
along the way.
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