On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 09:27:04AM +0200, Daan Hoogland wrote: > I have a system on which make buildworld won't work. I am thinking of > doing a binary install on the system, but my only access to the system > is ssh. So I am thinking of copying an image over and running > sysinstall to install a new set of binaries and libraries.
I would strongly advise you not to attempt doing something like this remotely over ssh(1). Chances are what will happen is the machine will crash and end up in an unbootable state. In order to upgrade a system you really have to have access to the system console. That means either you have to be right in front of the machine, or you have to use a serial console either with a console server or by connecting it via a null-modem cable to a nearby machine. > Can this be done? Probably not. > Is it the way to go? Not if your job or your company depends on it. Not unless you enjoy pain. > What image should I use? Well, the choice at the moment would seem to be 4.9-RELEASE, 4.10-RC1 or 5.2.1-RELEASE. If you can wait for a few weeks, 4.10-RELEASE will be available. That is what I'd go for first on a machine being used as a serious server. However, 5.2.1-RELEASE while still a developer preview is getting well on the way towards stability. You might need it if you have hardware unsupported under 4.x. > (Where to find sysinstall on it?) Under 4.x it's in /stand/sysinstall Under 5.x it's in /usr/sbin/sysinstall Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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