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

Reginald Beardsley pulaskite at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 28 23:52:26 UTC 2014

Why not snapshot the current system and find out?  For extra credit, create a new boot environment first.  The update *should* do that, but might not.  You can always delete the extra BE later.

Unless you're subject to data charges from your ISP it doesn't cost anything.

On Fri, 3/28/14, Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> wrote:

 Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Massive update -- possible big mess?
 To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
 Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 6:12 PM
 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.
  SunOS oi 5.11 oi_151a8 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris
 I ran the pkg manager in gui to get a good look at available
 By that, I see 897 pkgs that need updating... or maybe more
 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
 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
 complicated approach to updating.
 Is it worth while to weed out all the extraneous language
 Is all that extra language stuff just part of a default
 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.
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