6.1-BETA4 installation report
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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