NetBSD Problem Report #12769

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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 17:33:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
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>Number:         12769
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          feedback
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Apr 27 21:33:00 +0000 2001
>Last-Modified:  Sun Oct 18 23:45:49 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Steven M. Bellovin
>Release:        1.5.1 beta
AT&T Labs Research

System: NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA (BERKSHIRE) #0: Fri Apr 20 09:18:32 EDT 2001 i386

	The documentation is sorely lacking on how to specify the
	path to a directory containing the upgrade sets, if they reside
	on what was (and will be) /usr.  Is /usr mounted or unmounted?
	If mounted, under what name?  I suggest giving a simple example,
	with actual before/after path names.  (I suspect that the same
	might be true of /, since during the upgrade you're running
	from a ramdisk.)

	It would be a good idea, while you're at it, to fix sysinst
	to back out /etc versus /etc.old when the user requests an abort
	during an upgrade.  I had to do that manually, after each of the
	many failed tries.

	Try to upgrade a machine with the binary sets on the /usr partition...
	I never did figure it out -- I simply untarred the sets by
	hand, taking special care with etc.  But I'm extremely
	experienced as a Unix user/administrator, and reasonably
	familiar with NetBSD.
State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
State-Changed-When: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 03:16:04 +0000
is this still a problem with modern install docs?


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