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Re: Updating NetBSD binary packages
On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 7:26 AM, Peter Bex <Peter.Bex%xs4all.nl@localhost>
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 02:19:24PM +0100, Dirk H. Schulz wrote:
>> but I venture to ask for it nevertheless:
>> Is there any way to update a running system? Can (e.g.) sysinst be
>> installed and run without booting from installation media? Or is there a
>> tool that can fetch updated sets and extract them into place?
> You can just manually extract the sets if you want to. Do not extract
> the etc.tgz set though, as that would overwrite your configuration.
> Use etcupdate(8) after extracting the sets to pull up your config to
> match the new version.
This is what I do. Although I use the latest copies from
I'm sure this isn't recommended, but it hasn't failed me yet.
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