6.1-BETA4 installation report

Martin Jackson mhjacks at swbell.net
Sun Mar 19 20:39:22 UTC 2006


First of all, thanks for all the hard work that's gone into the 6.1 
release process so far.

Today, I tried doing a binary upgrade of 6.1-PRERELEASE (cvsup'ed about 
a week ago) to 6.1-BETA4.  It's really old hardware, a PII 333Mhz.

I don't know if what I tried to do is even supported, so I haven't filed 
any PR's yet.

I ran into two issues:

1)  The upgrade errored out almost immediately on /var/empty, since it 
had been chflags'ed to nschg.  I went to the shell and chflags'ed that 
off, and upgrade continued.

2)  The 'kernels' distribution wasn't installed at all, which led loader 
to complain upon reboot.  I had an old kernel installed, so I booted 
from that and used sysinstall to install GENERIC.  I also had to change 
loader.conf to reference 'kernel="GENERIC"'.  Is this the preferred way 
to do it, or should I move 'GENERIC' to 'kernel'?


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