6.1-BETA4 installation report

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Mar 19 21:55:08 UTC 2006

On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 02:39:00PM -0600, Martin Jackson wrote:
> Greetings,
> 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.

It's supposed to be that way, so something is wrong if this is causing
problems :(

> 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'?

It should be installed as kernel.  Again I don't know how you got
something else :(

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