Subject: 1.5 - 1.5.2 upgrade ? (VS3100m38)
To: NetBSD/Vax Mail List \(E-mail\) <>
From: David Woyciesjes <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/05/2001 10:41:29
	Is upgrading from 1.5 to 1.5.2 fine, or is it a bad idea (and should
install1.5.2 from scratch)? I'm asking because I have 1.5 on CD, and
wondering if I really need to burn another CD...
	Now, the upgrade notes seem straightforward enough. I download the
sets here...
...but what's with the netbsd.GENERIC.gz kernel here...?
...isn't the one in /sets/kern.tgz correct?

Next, /boot and the bootblocks are in the base.tgz file, correct? Which
would make step 1, just untar base.tgz & kern.tgz, and reboot, correct?

Then, for /etc, I assume I only need to keep the files that I changed,

P.S. Has anyone gotten XWindows to run on the VS3100m38? I figure, if
DecWindows can run on it...

---from INSTALL.txt

Upgrading a previously-installed NetBSD System

There is no upgrade program for NetBSD/vax; you will have to upgrade your
system by hand. Here are some hints about how to do it:

--First replace the kernel, /boot and the boot blocks with new ones. The
boot system has changed since 1.3.

--Reboot the system so you are running with the new kernel.

--Untar the wanted distributions.

--Reboot the system once again.

--Now you will (hopefully) be up and running in the new world.

Note:  You should not extract the etc set if upgrading. Instead, you should
extract that set into another area and carefully merge the changes by hand.

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