On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:32:39 Ian wrote: > Hi, > I've started upgrading a machine from 7.0 to 7.1 using freebsd-update. It's > the first time I've upgraded to a new os version with it (always used > cvsup/ make world & mergemaster before). > > All was going well until it came to merging the new & old conf files. I > wasn't quite sure what to do when asked to edit some of the files (it's not > the same as mergemaster), so I did what I thought was best (having made a > backup of /etc first!) > > Anyway, once that was finished, it then showed me the resulting merged > files and asked if each one looked reasonable. I answered yes to the first > one, but with the second file wasn't right, so I answered no - assuming it > would give me the chance to edit the file again (like mergemaster does). > > Instead it just dumped me back at the command prompt with no indication as > to how to proceed from there. > > I tried running the freebsd-update install command again, but it said no > updates are available to install, run freebsd-update fetch first. > > Is there some way I can resume the upgrade process? Or do I need to do a > rollback and then fetch & update again? > > Cheers,
Well I ended up doing a rollback and then ran the update again. It didn't try to download all the updates again, just installed them again, so it wasn't so painful. Now I understand how to use the conf file merging part, it's all very easy and seems to have worked correctly - very nice! Cheers, -- Ian gpg key: http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~imoore/no-spam.asc
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