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Re: Problems upgrading from 5.1 to 6.1.2

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 10:19:24AM -0500, Rich Neswold wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to upgrade a NetBSD/amd64 5.1 system to 6.1.2 and I'm having
> problems during the install. Building the world with build.sh completes
> successfully, but when I try to install, I start getting "Bad system call"
> errors after the base tarball installs.

Because you didn't install the kernel first.

> The TOOLDIR gets built and it's specified during the install step. But
> somewhere in the install process, the scripts call "cd" and "/bin/rm",
> which have been overwritten with 6.1.2 versions.
> The first line after the "installsets ===>" line is:
>     [1]  Bad system call (core dumped) (cd "${dest}"; $...
> At this point, the system is unusable because many useful commands dump
> core due to the bad system calls.
> If I install the kernel first, the system won't boot because 'init' fails
> to start.

that shouldn't happen. Is it a GENERIC or did you compile a custom kernel ?
Did you install modules too ?

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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