RC2 binary upgrade: var/empty: no chmod allowed
mhjacks at swbell.net
Wed May 3 03:55:31 UTC 2006
When BETA4 was released, I installed it on a very old machine of mine,
and tried doing a binary upgrade from 6.0-RELEASE to 6.1-BETA4. I got
an error almost immediately that it failed to write because it couldn't
chmod var/empty (due to the schg flag being set). I also had other
problems which in retrospect were likely pilot error. Around that time,
a bunch of other stuff came up and I let the matter drop.
I just binary upgraded my 6.1-BETA4 installation to 6.1-RC2 and ran into
the same thing. I was able to work around it by using the holographic
shell to chflags /var/empty so that the installer could write to it,
which it does when I retry the install.
BTW - I am doing a custom distribution set including base, doc, games,
info, man, and the GENERIC kernel. Everything else I install from
either a local cvsup mirror or a package build machine.
Has anyone else seen this? I can't rule out pilot error here.
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