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Re: how to upgrade a whole machine ...

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 09:01:52AM -0600, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> I feel like my situation is, or should be relatively common.  I had
> an old 3.0 machine with packages installed manually (cd
> /usr/pkgsrc/foo; make install) that I wanted to upgrade to the
> current release.  Once NetBSD proper was upgraded, I needed to
> upgrade my installed packages.

I have always just done this by recompiling them. Ages ago I wrote
some scripts to help (AIUI, pkg-rolling_replace is similar) but I've
never really had a problem, including on the production shellserver.

Just as a counterpoint to all of the negativism...

David A. Holland

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