On May 3, 2019 10:49:55 PM GMT+03:00, Nick Holland <n...@holland-consulting.net> wrote: >On 5/2/19 1:52 AM, Consus wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I've upgraded my systems from 6.4 to 6.5 without a glitch, but I see >> that /etc/networks and some other files (like malloc.conf.5) are >still >> present, although there is no use for them in the new release. >> >> Is there a reason why these files are not listed in "FIles to >remove"? >> Is there a way to track them? It's not like something gonna break, >but >> old configuration files (and manual pages) lying around can make >> someone's life harder during the debug session. > >There is no promise that an upgraded machine will be file-for-file >identical to a fresh install. Here is the list of problems this might >cause you, as you can see, it's a long list and quite horrible: > >* If you use the same hw for 20 years, you might run out of disk space? > >Ok, not very long and not very horrible. > >You are trying to solve a non-problem. And sometimes, 'specially on an >upgraded machine, it's great to see how things WERE when the machine >was >set up. If you really care, go ahead, delete stuff. > >Nick.
Hi All, As I linux guy (my experience in openBSD can be easily measured in days) I can share the view of less experienced user that was planing to upgrade from 6.4 to 6.5 and that eneded with a full reinstall. I tried to update a VM (stock setup) with a 10 GB disk from 6.4 to 6.5 and thus it seemed that booting from the 6.5 DVD will do the trick. Sadly the installer never checked the avalable space , but just started to do it's stuff until reporting that not enough space is available. Why did the installer allow installation despite the available space is low ( even windows checks available space :) )??? Why should the end-user delete old unnecessary/problematic files ? Usually we do have package management system to take care of that (or at least to rename those files in case we really need them). For me, system upgrade is a very complicated and error prone procedure. P.S.: No offence here, just sharing my thoughts. Best Regards, Strahil Nikolov