Subject: Re: Why did I upgrade? Non stop problems!
To: Alex Pelts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2005 05:28:04
On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Alex Pelts wrote:
> After compiling new 2.1 kernel and booting it, I unpacked the sets checked
> rc.conf and rebooted the box. The kernel would not come up! I tried to pass
> parameter to boot 1.6.2 kernel, I preserved but the shell would exit with
> signal 12 (What is signal 12 on netbsd by the way?).
chimay-bleu% grep 12 /usr/include/sys/signal.h
#define SIGSYS 12 /* bad argument to system call */
That's what you get if you have new userland and old kernel.
A bit more data on "the kernel would not come up!" would be helpful. (No
actually, a LOT more information would be necessary to help you ... )
> I though the problems are over. Wrong! After downloading current pkgsrc using
> sup nothing compiles! I mean nothing out of pkgsrc.
> Some sort of include file confict. After being impressed by netbsd for more
> than a year I am not that imressed anymore. I think netbsd needs cleaner
> upgrade procedure!
Again, no data -> no help. "nothing compiles" is a useless statement if
you really want help.
> How do you clean files off the machine before unpacking sets? There seems to
> be a conflict of some sort.
You don't need to "clean files off". Unpack the sets with "tar --unlink",
then maybe run postinstall to clean any obsolete files. And look what you
want to do with etc, of course - either use etcupdate or postinstall, too.
Or sort it out manually, whatever.