NetBSD Problem Report #12769
Received: (qmail 29735 invoked from network); 27 Apr 2001 21:32:33 -0000
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 17:33:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
>Synopsis: clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
>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 berkshire.research.att.com 1.5.1_BETA NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA (BERKSHIRE) #0: Fri Apr 20 09:18:32 EDT 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BERKSHIRE 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-When: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 03:16:04 +0000
is this still a problem with modern install docs?
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$NetBSD: gnats_config.sh,v 1.8 2006/05/07 09:23:38 tsutsui Exp $
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