To: James Chacon <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 04/24/2002 09:49:25
> You should be able to force a new install with
> ./ -u -o -D / <any other old options except -U>
> This would reuse existing objects, but on the install steps go into / now
> (and it wouldn't be UNPRIV'd as -U isn't set).

Thanks for the hint, I'll give it a go.

> I don't suggest installing directly to / as a general rule but that should
> do it.

I was going to use sysinst, but it's knackered.  It keeps trying to fsck a 
mounted disk at the start of the upgrade.  See my posting to tech-install.