Subject: Re: 2.0 upgrade
To: Christian von Kleist <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/08/2005 02:18:57
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Christian von Kleist wrote:
>> I am hesitant because last time I upgraded it took me some time to get 
>> everything back in shape.
>     I know this is bad, but I just built the 2.0 kernel, rebooted, and 
> unpax'd 2.0 over the -current I was running.  I've been meaning to go back 
> and do a neater job, but I haven't yet.  No harm done, it appears.

Yup - as long as you don't extract the "etc" set. ;)

The usual upgrade procedude includes (after extracting the sets):

1) After extracting all sets (but etc.tgz), run "/etc/postinstall fix" 
(check first with s/fix/check/) to remove old files etc.

2) After that, extract etc.tgz somewhere (/tmp/etc) and run "etcupdate -b 
/tmp" to get help on fixing your /etc/ files.

  - Hubert

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