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Re: large upgrades beyond + .1 (was ...Upgrading from 3.0 to 3.1...)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: large upgrades beyond + .1 (was ...Upgrading from 3.0 to 3.1...)
- From: Scott Francis <darkuncle_(_at_)_darkuncle_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 13:26:30 -0700
On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 02:09:23PM -0400, chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com said:
> (caution: reply-to goes to list).
> Quoting Rick Barter (rvb_(_at_)_houston_(_dot_)_rr_(_dot_)_com):
> > I am currently in the process of upgrading from OpenBSD 3.0 to OpenBSD
> > 3.1. I am following the instructions in the mini-FAQ, but I have a
> > question about this FAQ.
> Part of doing difficult upgrades means I've learned to separate
> MY stuff from SYSTEM stuff. I generally keep a cf-engine script
> that should put /etc/ back into what I need - add users, etc.
> In fantasy, it would be neat to have a passwd and passwd.local
> file that would separate what comes from OpenBSD and what I add.
> NIS could do that, but it's not practical. At least we have
> rc.conf.local :)
Really good stuff here, Chuck. Thanks! :)
Agree with you that the main difficulty in upgrading has to do with
ports/packages. My last effort looked something like
# ls /var/db/pkg > pkglist
# for i in `ls /var/db/pkg`; do pkg_delete $i; done
# for i in `cat pkglist`; do pkg_add $i; done
and that worked reasonably well. (I probably should be using ports and
building everything locally ... maybe I'll get there next time.)
Scott Francis || darkuncle (at) darkuncle (dot) net
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