[OpenIndiana-discuss] Massive update -- possible big mess?

Geoff Nordli geoffn at gnaa.net
Fri Mar 28 23:47:54 UTC 2014

On 14-03-28 04:12 PM, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Setup: oi -b 151_a8 running in A vbox vm on win7 64bit host.
> The OS was installed into the vbox vm some 6-8 mnths ago.
> I let it set from Dec 2013 until a week or so ago.
> uname:
>   SunOS oi 5.11 oi_151a8 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris
> I ran the pkg manager in gui to get a good look at available updates.
> By that, I see 897 pkgs that need updating... or maybe more accurate
> to say 897 that have available updates.
> I'm wondering if that scale of update might be a time I can expect the
> likely hood of a host of problems, lots of follow up humping and
> bumping or the like.
> Looking at just the 450 pkgs that show up in the `system' section, I
> see piles of language pkgs.
> Simce I'm pretty green running oi, I'd like to take the least
> complicated approach to updating.
> Is it worth while to weed out all the extraneous language pkgs?
> Is all that extra language stuff just part of a default install?
> I guess, what I'm after is for someone to outline briefly what is
> likely to happen if I just run the update with no pruning.
  Hi Harry.

I would shutdown the OI VM, and do a snapshot of the  VM.

Then go ahead and do the upgrade.

If things don't appear to be OK, then you can always revert using VBox 
to a point you know for sure is good.

This may be easier as you don't need to know anything about managing 
boot environments.


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